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Hurricane Laura, USA, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

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26.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

In Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the storm has already caused considerable damage and 25 people have died. It is now moving across the Atlantic at 145 km/h. The unusual warm seawater means that the storm is constantly gaining strength.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/gYD8xA4bo2I

https://youtu.be/JAnhUx7BS-c

Storm tracking

Storm tracking

Haiti 22.8.2020

Haiti , Dominican Republic 23.8.2020

A five-storey family home in Mahad, India, collapsed

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/einsturz-wohnhaus-mumbai-101.html

24.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

70 people are missing, 30 spiders were rescued from the rubble. The cause of the house collapse is still unclear. In the past, however, there have been many such accidents because houses could not withstand the continuous monsoon rain.

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https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/einsturz-wohnhaus-mumbai-101.html

https://youtu.be/llu-7v50wlY

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Flood in Mahad, India

https://youtu.be/v0-PmJEqczA

The great death of trees in Germany

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-08/duerre-baeume-baumarten-risi

24.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Spruces are particularly affected. They can be seen from far away. They look like grey corpses. I have to cry when I see this and fall into deepest mourning. But also the other tree species die in the 3rd year of drought in a row.

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https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-08/duerre-baeume-baumarten-risi

Hailstorm floods Verona

https://youtu.be/-P9LHhxgc3E

23.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Rain, storm and hail cause flooding and great damage in Verona.

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https://youtu.be/-P9LHhxgc3E

https://www.web24.news/u/2020/08/violent-storm-over-verona-vicenza-and

https://www.thebritishjournal.com/world/meteorology-climate-italy-a-vi

Bella Ciao climate song for Kölle (Cologne)

https://youtu.be/q1zEalvP_3o

21.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 05.09.2020

The lyrics are attached to the video

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https://youtu.be/q1zEalvP_3o

This year's Earth Overshoot Day is on 22 August

https://www.overshootday.org/newsroom/press-release-june-2020-german/

21.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

That is more than three weeks later than last year. Because of the corona virus crisis, fewer resources have been used.

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https://www.overshootday.org/newsroom/press-release-june-2020-german/

Worst rainfall since records began in 1961

In the southwest of China

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19.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Sichuan has the highest warning level ever issued. More than 60,000 inhabitants are affected.

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https://youtu.be/HelMg6wTOKs

https://youtu.be/ZKKQcMeh8uo

https://youtu.be/8SjqkyXzuNg

Crop failures in Germany for the 3rd consecutive year of drought

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18.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

The crop yields are described as cathastheopal to very good, varying by region and amount of rainfall. Frost damage is also reported.

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https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/oldenburg_ostfriesland/Dr

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https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/oldenburg_ostfriesland/Dr

The 3rd year of drought in a row in Germany and water is becoming scarce

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17.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

In the middle and east of Germany, the water levels of rivers and lakes are falling, sometimes dramatically. Some have even dried up.

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https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/wirtschaft/duerre-wasser-schulze-vertei

Power outages in California due to the heat wave

54.4 degrees Celsius in Death Valley

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16.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

For the first time since 2001, so-called rolling blackouts have been ordered since 15.8.2020 because the power grid is overloaded.

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https://www.npr.org/2020/08/17/903291108/heat-wave-causes-power-outage

https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/id_88415522/usa-hitzereko

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-heat-triggers-power-ou

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/death-valley-hoechste-temper

Further links:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death-Valley-Nationalpark

Dramatic developments for the climate are emerging.

Now the efforts for climate protection must be intensified even more.

https://youtu.be/cLCuqtWcbw0

15.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: en
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.

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https://youtu.be/cLCuqtWcbw0

We are the people

from Gitte Hagstedt-Dickson, Göteborg, Sweden

https://youtu.be/HTfcuaL2-E0

13.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 13.08.2020

Song to encourage from a committed climate activist and singer from Sweden.

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https://youtu.be/HTfcuaL2-E0