A week of over 50 degrees in Iraq
Baghdad this week saw the highest and second-highest temperatures recorded since records began. Temperatures above 50 degrees have been rare in Iraq.
54 degrees in southern Iraq
In addition to this, the power still fails again and again. Even people who are lucky enough to own an air conditioner can only use it to a very limited extent.
The city of Cologne promotes the purchase and load bikes
This is intended to promote emission-free transport.
SOS record temperatures on Earth - 51.67 degrees Celsius in Baghdad
Last change: Isolde Moussot 30.07.2020
This is the highest temperature ever measured there. In Beirut in Lebanon it was on Tuesday, 28.7.2020, with 45.4 degrees, as hot as never before in Lebanon. In Damascus in Syria it was with 46 degrees on Tuesday also as hot as never before.
The drought in Germany is killing our forests
The drought of the last two years has caused severe damage to forests. Last year alone, 32 million cubic metres of damaged wood were felled, which is 6 times as much as in 2017. During the entire period of regulated forest management, i.e. for 200 years, there has been no forest damage on such
Hurricane Hanna hits Texas and Mexico
Storm damage, flooding and power failures in Texas and Mexico are caused by storm Hanna.
Solar modules, fold out like an accordion
An idea from Switzerland for the roofing of parking lots, sewage treatment plants and similar infrastructures without many supporting pillars.
21.7 degrees Celsius in Svalbard, Arctic
Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees warm there at this time of year.
Temperature record on the Arctic archipelago Spitsbergen
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.07.2020
It's 21.2 degrees today. Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees in July. July is the warmest month of the year there. In the Russian part of the Arctic, temperatures have been 5 degrees above normal since January.
Methane escapes from the sea floor in Antarctica
Researchers are very concerned about the rapid methane release in the Antarctic Ross Sea, southeast of New Zealand. Methane is 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2, and the source of the methane is believed to be thousands of years old algae deposits embedded under sediments.
40 luxurious houses on the coast of Australia threaten to slip into the sea
Wamberal Beach, north of Sydney
Last change: Isolde Moussot 19.08.2020
Residents have been evacuated in recent days. Their homes are threatened with destruction from sliding into the sea. Coastal erosion is increasing due to climate change.