Ticino from Airolo to Chiasso and Lombardy in northern Italy flooded
Due to persistent rainfall, floods and landslides occur throughout Ticino. A resident says he's never experienced anything like it. A change in the weather is not yet in sight.
The thawing permafrost soil in Siberia poses many risks
In May, temperatures in Siberia reached up to 35 degrees
Viruses and bacteria thaw with the permafrostbiden and could be released to bring back old diseases that have long been considered to be extinct. In addition, a great deal of methane is released, which further accelerates global warming. .
Floods in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Parts of Jacksonville flooded in cause of heavy rain.
Why is the year 2020 so crucial for the climate?
We're gonna miss our last chance if we don't act now.
A very good contribution by Prof. Will Steffen from Australia provides answers. The contribution was translated into German by a team of volunteers in cooperation with the Sientists for Future. The difference between 2 degrees and 4 degrees warming is life or death.
At least 12 people killed in severe floods in central and southern China
At least 900 houses were destroyed. 228000 people have to seek shelter in emergency shelters. 2.6.million people have been affected by the floods.
Just 5000 years ago, the Sahara was green
Climatic changes have turned the Sahara into a desert. More detailed connections are explained very well in the appended sources.
Worldwide protests against racism
Last change: Isolde Moussot 07.06.2020
On 6.6.2020 worldwide protests against racism take place, in Munich alone 25000 people take to the streets.
30 degrees in Siberia and sheep cold in the Sahara
The reason for this is a polar jet, which has come to a standstill at the moment. Unlike normal, at the moment cold air is carried far south and warm air far north.
There is no scrapping premium for cars in Germany
Climate activists breathe a sigh of relief and a lobbyist from the automotive industry has to accept a nasty defeat. This again raises the question of what function lobbyists from large corporations are allowed to have in a democracy.
In Saxony, Germany, rivers and streams threaten to dry up
From 6.6.2020 until October, the abstraction of water from rivers, streams and lakes in the state of Saxony is prohibited. Due to the continuing drought, rivers and streams are threatening to dry up.
Tree planting program of Tanvir Anjum Tushar on World Environment Day.
Last change: Tanvir Anjum Tushar 05.06.2020
Today is June 5. World Environment Day. The day is observed every year with the aim of raising awareness among the people about the environment.
On Norway's coast a landslide tears down 8 houses
The cause of the landslide is the sudden onset of thawing weather and an abrupt rise in temperature from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius.