This May was the warmest in the world since records began
According to data from the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme
These records started in 1979, and in parts of Siberia it was even 10 degrees warmer. It was much warmer in Alaska and Antarctica. The CO2 concentration also reports new records, at the Zugspitze 418 ppm in March 2020, which is 3 ppm more than in March 2019.
What role does the forest play in stopping global warming?
How much forest yields how much reduction of CO2? What else can be done for the climate besides planting trees? A film by Mr Lesch with interesting scientific facts.
Oil spill in Russia
Last change: Isolde Moussot 05.06.2020
21,000 tons of oil ran into a river. The causes are still being investigated. Update: The reason for oil spills is the thawing of the permafrost soil. A lintel of the oil tank has given way because of the softened soil.
Tropical Storm Cristobal
75 municipalities in seven states in southeastern Mexico are affected, particularly the Yucatán peninsula
The storm has caused landslides and flooding. People were accommodated in emergency shelters.
Extreme hail in the Bergamo region of Italy
Last change: Isolde Moussot 10.06.2020
Hailstones up to 5 cm in size pile up to 20 cm high and transform the region into a snowy landscape.
More and more butterflies are on the red list
In Bavaria 100 of 169 butterfly species are on the red list of endangered species. Intensive agriculture and land sealing are cited as causes. In addition, for the 3rd year in a row the moths suffer from too dry summers.
What can be done to protect the climate?
How can we change the world so that climate protection becomes a matter of course?
Filmsforaction.org has put together a series of films that are very interesting and worth seeing, be sure to check them out!
Fruits contain seeds for a good reason
Nature has thus ensured that its species are preserved.
A well-done article reminds us that our task is to place the seed in the soil when the time and weather is most favourable. We receive this task as soon as we eat a fruit, as a thank you for enjoying the fruit of the tree.
Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Savador
At least 12 people have died, 900 Memschen have lost their homes.
25 degrees at the polar circle and danger of frost in Germany
The warm air from Spain reaches the Arctic Circle. To compensate, cold air from the Arctic Circle comes to Germany and causes the danger of frost at Whitsun.
Heavy storms and floods in Central America
Last change: Isolde Moussot 30.05.2020
Nicaragua has already given a catastrophe alarm on Tuesday. 334 people had to flee, 759 houses were damaged. Also affected are Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras
Heat wave and plague of locusts in India
Temperatures up to 50 degrees. In addition, the country has the worst plague of locusts in decades.