The 3rd year of drought in a row in Germany and water is becoming scarce
In the middle and east of Germany, the water levels of rivers and lakes are falling, sometimes dramatically. Some have even dried up.
Power outages in California due to the heat wave
54.4 degrees Celsius in Death Valley
For the first time since 2001, so-called rolling blackouts have been ordered since 15.8.2020 because the power grid is overloaded.
Dramatic developments for the climate are emerging.
Now the efforts for climate protection must be intensified even more.
Last change: Isolde Moussot 15.08.2020
Climate activists from Fridays for Futute at the climate camp in Augsburg report on the current situation. Giving up is not an option, we only have this one earth and should do everything to save what can be saved.
We are the people
from Gitte Hagstedt-Dickson, Göteborg, Sweden
Last change: Isolde Moussot 13.08.2020
Song to encourage from a committed climate activist and singer from Sweden.
The German Federal Minister of Transport Scheuer flies from Hamburg to Sylt, which is only 190 km away,
which you can easily take e.g. the train.
There are ministers in the German Federal Government who have still not understood how urgently action must now be taken for climate protection. Our Minister of Transport is doing exactly the opposite, and his behaviour is a negative example of the traffic turnaround!
Protest from Ende Gelände against the destruction of villages in Germany for coal mining
Village walk in Garzweiler, because coal companies drive people out of their houses to mine coal. The burning of coal releases CO2 and thus harms the climate and destroys our and the future our children and grandchildren.
Protest action from the end of the site at the Drzewce lignite mine of ZE PAK near Konin in Poland
Open-cast mining not only threatens the climate, but also consumes massive amounts of water in the already arid region of central Poland. This is why the fields there are drying up. The water level in an important lake has dropped an average of 5 metres in the last 10 years.
Volcanic eruption in the north of the island Sumatra in Indonesia
The volcano Sinabung has today ejected an ash cloud of more than 7 km height. Already on Saturday there was an eruption with an ash cloud of 4 km height. In June 2019 the last eruption of the 2460 m high volcano took place. In 2010 it erupted for the first time in 400 years.
After thermal storms, dramatic situation in Greece
There are severe floods, residents save themselves on the roofs of their houses, streets are torn away and cars are washed into the sea. At least five people are dead and two are missing.
Climate activists occupy parts of the Mannheim coal-fired power station and the combined heat and power plant in Berlin-Mohabit
5 to 6 people climb onto a roof of the Mannheim coal-fired power station and block the conveyor belt for 5 hours. After that the police arrest them. With this action, the climate protectors want to draw attention to the disastrous consequences of coal-fired power generation.
Action of Animal Rebellion Dortmund in the city centre of Dortmund, Germany
They called for the urgently needed agricultural turnaround for (survival) in order to counter the climate crisis and the next pandemic outbreaks, and because of the corona crisis, the action was carried out with minimum distance and masks. Every crisis must be fought.
Worst drought in Europe for 250 years
Since spring 2018, a large part of Europe, including Germany and the Czech Republic, has been suffering from an exceptional drought. The last 5 years were the hottest 5 years since weather records began.