Parched rivers, dunes on fire – why this Europe-wide drought isn’t a freak event Boats upended on Swiss riverbeds, smoke rising from the pine forests of the Landes and hillsides of Galicia, parched arborio rice fields in the Po delta, sea water evaporating at twice the normal rate from the salt pans of the Loire-Atlantique;Continue reading “This is Europe in the 2nd week of August”
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2022 July 22: 1,900 dead from heat in Spain and Portugal
The deadly consequences of the appalling heat seizing large parts of the world are beginning to emerge. A Union Jack flying among rubble and destruction following a large blaze in Wennington, Greater London this week. Dozens of fires broke out across the UK amid a record-breaking heatwave (Leon Neal/Getty Images) Spain and Portugal have reportedContinue reading “2022 July 22: 1,900 dead from heat in Spain and Portugal”
2022 First half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green
UK’s Biggest-Ever Renewables Auction Is Also the Cheapest The biggest-ever UK renewables auction has awarded contracts to offshore wind at a record-low price. Putin’s War Threatens Europe’s Ambitious Climate Goals Russia’s invasion has forced several countries to burn more coal and build new gas facilities. Major US Petrochemical Hub Seeks Ban on New Solar Farms OneContinue reading “2022 First half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green”
Dangerous climate change is already with us
A big step is made by at least 23 countries that have made new commitments to phase out coal power, including five of the world’s top 20 coal power-using countries?