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#Climate change

Heat stress in Europe

The forecast does not bode well: The number of days on which heat can damage human health is likely to increase sharply in the coming years and decades. This slider helps to compare predicted developments in the periods 1971-2000, 2031-2060 and 2070-2099.
Extreme drought has increased by nearly a third over the last 50 years, according to a report by The Lancet Countdown. Photo: Asaad Niazi /
Extreme drought has increased by nearly ... […]

‘Threat multiplier’: How climate change affects health

Deadlier than Covid, or even rivalling cancer? Researchers have been increasingly attempting to calculate the effect climate change will have on health if the world does not act quickly to reduce carbon emissions.
Farmer Achille Crespiatico assesses damages to his corn field due to a severe drought in Spino d'Adda, as Italy is hit by the worst drought in 70 years. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP
Farmer Achille Crespiatico assesses dama... […]

Driest July in memory imperils Europe’s crops

As much of Europe bakes in a third heatwave since June, fears are growing that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent's breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields and deepen the cost-of-living crisis. 
24.05.2018, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sildemow: Auf dem Teilstück eines Ackers, das lange Zeit unter Wasser stand und jetzt ausgetrocknet ist, haben sich Risse gebildet. Nach der langanhaltenden Nässe haben die Bauern jetzt mit der Trockenheit zu kämpfen. (zu "Trockenes Wetter bereitet Bauern Probleme" vom 24.05.2018) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa
24.05.2018, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sild... […]

2021 Among Warmest Years

2021 is clearly too warm and continues the series of exceptionally warm years. The graphic shows the temperature difference from pre-industrial conditions (1850 - 1900) in the period from 1850 to 2021.