Forest fires in California, Oregon and Washington
We have to think of it as a climate fire, says the Governor of Washington.
Last change: Isolde Moussot 12.09.2020
500,000 people are fleeing the flames. At least 16 people have died in the fires, including a one-year-old boy.
Flooding in Senegal, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon , Africa
760.000 people are affected and at least 111 have died.
On 5.9.2020, more rain fell in Senegal on a single day than in 3 months of the rainy season. Thousands have lost their homes and are now in emergency shelters. Three children are dead and at least one adult is missing.
Glacier retreat in Switzerland
Climate Alliance Switzerland
200 people today sadly remembered the 500 glaciers in Switzerland that have already completely disappeared. Starting tomorrow, the Swiss parliament will discuss a CO2 law. Protect the climate and save the glaciers !
SOS for Sudan!
The Sudan has declared a state of emergency today.
Worst flood in 100 years, at least 99 dead. 400,000 people had to flee because their houses are under water. The capital Khartoum is particularly affected.
Flood in Karachi, Pakistan
At least 23 people have died.
Flood in central India
24 dead people, 25% more rain than normal in August.454 villages in 12 districts are affected by the flood. 9,300 people have been moved to 170 relief camps.
Heavy rain and storm in Ticino and Grisons Switzerland
Up to 294 millimetres of rain have fallen in just a few hours and have led to landslides, mudslides and floods. A 4-year-old boy falls into a shaft and is rescued.
Heavy rain, storm and hail in Italy claim at least 2 lives
Last change: Isolde Moussot 30.08.2020
2 sisters were killed by a tree in their tent. The 3rd sister was also injured. A man is carried away by the floods of a stream. Roofs are destroyed by the storm, road and train connections are interrupted by landslides, rockfall and floods,
Severe storms in South Tyrol, Austria
Massive rainfall leads to flooding, landslides and rock falls. Parts of Neumarkt have to be evacuated due to an imminent dam burst and flooding. A rockfall occurs in the Zillertal. The storm in Austria claims at least 3 lives.
Heavy rain in Ticino and Grisons in Switzerland
Within 36 hours, up to 224 millimetres of rain have fallen locally and more rain is expected. Floods, mudflows and mud avalanches may occur.
Solar roof for the motorway
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.08.2020
This would provide shade and could supply electric cars directly with energy. Small wind power plants could be installed under the solar roofs to convert the wind from the vehicles into energy.