What was the role of climate change in Germany’s fatal floods?

Report Predicts Flooding Due to Climate Crisis Will Displace Millions

When it comes to climate change, the point of no return has already passed.

That is the message of a new report published in the esteemed scientific journal Environmental Research Letters. It paints a picture of a future Earth in which, regardless of actions taken today, hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homes by rising sea levels.

“The most vulnerable region, however, is Asia. Nine of the ten megacities at the highest risk are on that continent.”

The carbon dioxide emissions already released into our atmosphere will linger for hundreds of years, warming the oceans and thus causing sea levels to rise. The only question now is whether the damage can be limited.

The answer, according to the report, is yes — but humans will need to take specific, drastic actions as soon as possible…READ ON

What was the role of climate change in Germany’s fatal floods?

The floods in Germany and Belgium this year were seen by many as a wake-up call to the power of global warming to amplify extreme weather. In this episode of Climate Now we explore the role of climate change in that disaster.

“The deadly floods in Germany and Belgium in July claimed the lives of over 220 people.”

Firstly, here is our unique monthly update on what’s really happening to our planet with the latest data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service for September 2021.

September is the month when Arctic sea ice hits its lowest level after the summer. This year was a mixed picture. In the Greenland Sea there was a record minimum amount of ice last month, but then to the north of Alaska it actually hit a 15-year high. Overall the downward trend for the entire Arctic region continues, with eight percent less sea ice than average in September…READ ON

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