German’s Leading Party Blocks CO2 Tax

The CDU is Germany’s leading party, even though losing big stakes in recent elections to the far-right and the Green party. The current debate in light of Germany’s lack of climate change actions, let alone leadership, centers around taxation of carbon dioxide emitting fossil fuels. A carbon tax is a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels.[1] It is a form…

Running during October Summer Heatwave in Berlin

Running during a heatwave affecting parts of Europe, such as Germany, France or even the Arctic for days to weeks. Major heat wave for northern Europe and the Arctic this weekend http://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/major-heat-wave-for-northern-europe-and-the-arctic-this-weekend Sommer-Wetter-Comeback in Deutschland https://www.merkur.de/welt/wetter-in-deutschland-portugal-zittert-vor-hurrikan-sommer-comeback-bei-uns-zr-10147379.html France reached historic temperatures. 🌡️Records de chaleur pour une 2e décade d'octobre ce 12/1030.6°C Montluçon29.4 Nevers28.2 St-Yan27.5 St-Dizier27.4 Strasbourg27.1…

Die Hitzewelle in Europa und Deutschland 2018

Mehr als 45 Grad wurden in Portugal gemessen. Gleich an mehreren Orten fielen Hitzerekorde – und es soll es noch heißer werden. Mehr zum Thema dieser Sendung vom 4 August 2018 https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/portugal-hitzerekord-101.html Wissenschaftler warnen vor Heißzeit https://tagesschau.de/inland/heisszeit-pik-101.html

Global Warming Affecting Summer Heat, Surprises Scientists

Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman https://twitter.com/afreedma speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor. Release via https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

Germany still digging Coal in 2018 but is it a Good Idea?

It’s 2018 and Germany is still digging coal. But is this a good idea, since Germany may lose large land masses to rising seas, in part fueled by it’s CO2 emissions. Credits German activists lose bid to halt Hambach mine expansion http://www.dw.com/en/german-activists-lose-bid-to-halt-hambach-mine-expansion/a-41517134 Climate Expert Jim Hansen explains the Climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y09kyx9YgUM Future Sea Level Rise Summary…

Winter Superstorms in U.S. and Europe (Jan 3 2018)

A powerful Nor’Easter is forming off the East Coast of the U.S., while temperatures in Florida outpace those in Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile powerful storms swept through western Europe, France, the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, and Germany. One difference are the rather mild temperatures in Europe compared to U.S. Arctic cold. The storm Eleanor sweeps France with…

Expert asks, can we control the climate crisis in time?

Stefan Rahmstorf speaks at the 2017 Bonn climate conference, explaining the basics of global climate change, and outlines our current emissions pathway – asking if we can control the climate crisis. The talk is titled Climate Action and Human Wellbeing at a Crossroads: Historical Transformation or Backlash? Stefan Rahmstorf’s homepage http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan

Insect Armageddon, 75 percent decline in Germany

Scientists warn that insects could be facing “Armageddon” after a new study found that more than 75 percent of the insect population in Germany has declined in the last two decades. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/scientists-warn-insect-armageddon-after-dramatic-drop-populations-n812401 More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809 Music composed by Piotr Wojtowicz aka…