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.
The sand fly migrates from the south to Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate
This mosquito can transmit leishmaniasis, which can cause skin changes, liver, spleen or bone marrow damage. The mosquitoes usually live in stables and barns.
Canada Arctic last intact ice shelf collapsed
In the Canadian Arctic, the last completely intact ice shelf in the collapsed. In only 2 days in July it lost 40 percent of its surface area, researchers said on Thursday.
1.01 million hectares of forest have already been burned in the Pantanal this year (Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia)
The South American Pantanal is one of the largest inland wetlands on earth and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The area is currently experiencing the greatest environmental tragedy in decades. 1.01 million hectares of virgin forest have burned this year (from 1.1.2020 to 4.8.2020) in the Panatal valley in the Mato Grosso do Sul area. This is almost 4 times as much as last year. Last year,
After heavy rain a Gas pipeline explodes.
A large part of the Mont Blanc glacier threatens to slide off
Approximately 500,000 cubic metres of ice on the Italian side of the glacier are threatening to slip off. 70 people were evacuated in Val Ferret at the end of the Aosta Valley.
A global warming of 3.4 degrees is likely
if CO2 emissions continue to develop as before. This could already be the case in 60 to 80 years, according to the Spiegel report.
We did it. The climate and the earth are slowly returning to balance. #klima27
I write to you from the year 2027
Last change: Isolde Moussot 02.08.2020
We have reduced CO2 emissions to such an extent that now even more CO2 is absorbed than is emitted. So the climate can gradually recover. It will take years before the climate is completely back in balance, but it is now moving steadily in the right direction.