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Climate change

Tackling global warming
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International efforts to tackle climate change suffered a major setback when Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement aimed at curbing rising temperatures. Can the European Union, which has restated its commitment to the pact, play a global leadership role to effect change?
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.
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