Pig farming in Germany
It is unbearable to see how pigs and especially sows are treated in Germany. A long overdue decision on improving husbandry is again postponed.
More than half of all wild bees are threatened with extinction in Switzerland
Last change: Isolde Moussot 16.06.2020
This is mainly due to intensive agriculture with the use of pesticides.
Storms in Germany
Storms with heavy rainfall cause flooding in many places. Trees are uprooted and cellars are flooded. The north-east of Germany is particularly affected. Hail grains the size of table tennis balls fall into Peine.
Very expensive meat, because it is paid with the climate destruction!
The rainforest is cleared for the cultivation of soya and palm oil. This is then fed to German pigs among others and can be sold cheaply.
Hailstorm in Calgary, Canada
The hailstones were partly as big as tennis balls. Houses and cars were heavily damaged. There were also floods.
Severe flooding in Corsica, France
Last change: Isolde Moussot 12.06.2020
After a violent local thunderstorm with heavy rain, the town of Ajaccio is hit by severe flooding.
Tropical Storm Cristobal hits Louisiana, USA
It causes flooding and power outages.
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.