Severe storms in South Tyrol, Austria
Massive rainfall leads to flooding, landslides and rock falls. Parts of Neumarkt have to be evacuated due to an imminent dam burst and flooding. A rockfall occurs in the Zillertal. The storm in Austria claims at least 3 lives.
Heavy rain in Ticino and Grisons in Switzerland
Within 36 hours, up to 224 millimetres of rain have fallen locally and more rain is expected. Floods, mudflows and mud avalanches may occur.
Solar roof for the motorway
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.08.2020
This would provide shade and could supply electric cars directly with energy. Small wind power plants could be installed under the solar roofs to convert the wind from the vehicles into energy.
Floods in Afghanistan
More than 70 people died, hundreds of houses were destroyed.
Hurricane Laura, USA, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
In Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the storm has already caused considerable damage and 25 people have died. It is now moving across the Atlantic at 145 km/h. The unusual warm seawater means that the storm is constantly gaining strength.
A five-storey family home in Mahad, India, collapsed
70 people are missing, 30 spiders were rescued from the rubble. The cause of the house collapse is still unclear. In the past, however, there have been many such accidents because houses could not withstand the continuous monsoon rain.
The great death of trees in Germany
Spruces are particularly affected. They can be seen from far away. They look like grey corpses. I have to cry when I see this and fall into deepest mourning. But also the other tree species die in the 3rd year of drought in a row.
Hailstorm floods Verona
Rain, storm and hail cause flooding and great damage in Verona.
Bella Ciao climate song for Kölle (Cologne)
Last change: Isolde Moussot 05.09.2020
The lyrics are attached to the video
This year's Earth Overshoot Day is on 22 August
That is more than three weeks later than last year. Because of the corona virus crisis, fewer resources have been used.
Worst rainfall since records began in 1961
In the southwest of China
Sichuan has the highest warning level ever issued. More than 60,000 inhabitants are affected.
Crop failures in Germany for the 3rd consecutive year of drought
The crop yields are described as cathastheopal to very good, varying by region and amount of rainfall. Frost damage is also reported.