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.
Communities for the necessary structural change
Here you can find inspiration and share your own ideas for a climate-friendly future. Tackle structural change instead of just talking about it.
We only have 10 years left to reach the 2 degree target
It is time for action! Now!
says the Potsdam climate researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. If we allow this decade to pass by without sufficient action, our earth will reach a global warming of 4 to 5 degrees this century.
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.