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Hailstorm floods Verona

https://youtu.be/-P9LHhxgc3E

23.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Rain, storm and hail cause flooding and great damage in Verona.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/-P9LHhxgc3E

https://www.web24.news/u/2020/08/violent-storm-over-verona-vicenza-and

https://www.thebritishjournal.com/world/meteorology-climate-italy-a-vi

Bella Ciao climate song for Kölle (Cologne)

https://youtu.be/q1zEalvP_3o

21.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 05.09.2020

The lyrics are attached to the video

Sources:

https://youtu.be/q1zEalvP_3o

This year's Earth Overshoot Day is on 22 August

https://www.overshootday.org/newsroom/press-release-june-2020-german/

21.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

That is more than three weeks later than last year. Because of the corona virus crisis, fewer resources have been used.

Sources:

https://www.overshootday.org/newsroom/press-release-june-2020-german/

Worst rainfall since records began in 1961

In the southwest of China

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19.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Sichuan has the highest warning level ever issued. More than 60,000 inhabitants are affected.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/HelMg6wTOKs

https://youtu.be/ZKKQcMeh8uo

https://youtu.be/8SjqkyXzuNg

Crop failures in Germany for the 3rd consecutive year of drought

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18.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

The crop yields are described as cathastheopal to very good, varying by region and amount of rainfall. Frost damage is also reported.

Sources:

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/oldenburg_ostfriesland/Dr

Further links:

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/oldenburg_ostfriesland/Dr

The 3rd year of drought in a row in Germany and water is becoming scarce

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17.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

In the middle and east of Germany, the water levels of rivers and lakes are falling, sometimes dramatically. Some have even dried up.

Sources:

https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/wirtschaft/duerre-wasser-schulze-vertei

Power outages in California due to the heat wave

54.4 degrees Celsius in Death Valley

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16.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

For the first time since 2001, so-called rolling blackouts have been ordered since 15.8.2020 because the power grid is overloaded.

Sources:

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/17/903291108/heat-wave-causes-power-outage

https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/id_88415522/usa-hitzereko

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-heat-triggers-power-ou

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/death-valley-hoechste-temper

Further links:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death-Valley-Nationalpark

Dramatic developments for the climate are emerging.

Now the efforts for climate protection must be intensified even more.

https://youtu.be/cLCuqtWcbw0

15.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: en
Last change: Isolde Moussot 15.08.2020

Climate activists from Fridays for Futute at the climate camp in Augsburg report on the current situation. Giving up is not an option, we only have this one earth and should do everything to save what can be saved.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/cLCuqtWcbw0

We are the people

from Gitte Hagstedt-Dickson, Göteborg, Sweden

https://youtu.be/HTfcuaL2-E0

13.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 13.08.2020

Song to encourage from a committed climate activist and singer from Sweden.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/HTfcuaL2-E0

The German Federal Minister of Transport Scheuer flies from Hamburg to Sylt, which is only 190 km away,

which you can easily take e.g. the train.

https://taz.de/Minister-fliegt-von-Hamburg-nach-Sylt/!5702219/

12.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

There are ministers in the German Federal Government who have still not understood how urgently action must now be taken for climate protection. Our Minister of Transport is doing exactly the opposite, and his behaviour is a negative example of the traffic turnaround!

Sources:

https://taz.de/Minister-fliegt-von-Hamburg-nach-Sylt/!5702219/

Protest from Ende Gelände against the destruction of villages in Germany for coal mining

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2584292381874706

10.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Village walk in Garzweiler, because coal companies drive people out of their houses to mine coal. The burning of coal releases CO2 and thus harms the climate and destroys our and the future our children and grandchildren.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2584292381874706

Protest action from the end of the site at the Drzewce lignite mine of ZE PAK near Konin in Poland

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1010669279366348

10.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Open-cast mining not only threatens the climate, but also consumes massive amounts of water in the already arid region of central Poland. This is why the fields there are drying up. The water level in an important lake has dropped an average of 5 metres in the last 10 years.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1010669279366348