Vietnam drought leaves one million in urgent need of food aid - EU

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Worst drought in 90 years and seawater intrusion in Mekong River delta destroy fruit, rice and sugar crops
BANGKOK, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An El Niño-induced drought in Vietnam has left 1 million people in urgent need of food assistance and 2 million people lacking access to drinking water, Europe's humanitarian aid agency said. The country's worst drought in 90 years coupled with seawater intrusion into the Mekong River delta have destroyed fruit, rice and sugar crops in the world's third-largest rice exporter after India and Thailand. ... read more

Records: El Niño is over, but the heat remains.

(Bloomberg) It's no longer a question of whether 2016 will be the hottest on record, but by how much. The El Niño warming pattern in the Pacific Ocean is over, but unprecedented heat remains across the planet. Last month was the hottest May in 137 years of record keeping, according to new reports from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In an age of rising temperatures, monthly heat records have become all too common: May was the 13th consecutive month to set a new record, according to NOAA data released on Wednesday. ... read more at Bloomberg.com

Hitzewelle in den USA

(blog.ucsusa.org) Dangerous Heat Wave to Grip the US: Top 10 Lessons to Survive Extreme Heat. - The US National Weather Service heat index forecast for June 18, 2016 looks scary. It indicates a dangerous situation that everyone who lives in the red areas in the map below should take steps to prepare for. I am not kidding. Extreme heat can be life threatening if not taken seriously .. read more ...

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

(WashingtonPost) It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar. Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.), on the subject of “Ozone Depletion, the Greenhouse Effect, and Climate Change.” ... read more at Washington Post

Planet's record hot streak extends another month as May sets new benchmark

(Mashable.com) Another month, another shattered global temperature record. According to preliminary readings from NASA, May 2016 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, dating back to 1880. Global average surface temperatures were 0.93 degrees Celsius, or 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit, above average for the month, beating out the old record, which was set in May 2014. ... read more at mashable.com

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Hakai Magazine: Klimaflüchtlinge in Alaska

(Hakai Magazine) Evicted by Climate Change - Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, as the land around them vanishes, they’re puzzling through the problem of moving. .. read more at Hakai Magazine

shoreline map newtok

The Ninglick River has been steadily consuming the bank that Newtok sits along at an average rate of 21 meters per year. The riverbank is now 55.5 meters from the nearest home. Illustration by Mark Garrison (based on the Arctic Slope Consulting Group’s Newtok Erosion Shoreline Map)

The 3rd Global Coral Bleaching Event - 2014/2016

Now predicted to last until at least the end of 2016 – By far the longest event in recorded history

In 1998, a huge underwater heatwave killed 16% of the corals on reefs around the world. Triggered by the El Niño of that year, it was declared the first major global coral bleaching event. The second global bleaching event that struck was triggered by the El Niño of 2010. The US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the third global bleaching event in October 2015 and it has already become the longest event recorded, impacting some reefs in consecutive years. .. read more: http://www.globalcoralbleaching.org 

001 Coral Bleaching in the Maldives

Ein Kraftwerk in der Nachbarschaft? Das wollen die Deutschen.

Die Zustimmung zu den Erneuerbaren Energien in der deutschen Bevölkerung ist ungebrochen hoch. Doch wie sieht es mit der aktiven Beteiligung an der Energiewende aus?  Die Erneuerbaren Energien genießen eine überwältigende Akzeptanz bei der deutschen Bevölkerung - mit weiter steigender Tendenz. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt die jährliche, repräsentative Umfrage im Auftrag der Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien [AEE].

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Negativrekorde in der Ölindustrie - Das Aroma der Endlichkeit

(TAZ) In 2017 meldet die Erdölbranche mehrere historische Tiefstände. Negativrekorde gibt es bei den Reserven, Neufunden und Investitionen. Es sind Krisensignale, die auch Nichtexperten verstehen. Der Weltölmarkt meldet in diesem Frühsommer mehrere „historische“ Tiefststände, die allesamt die Endlichkeit des Geschäfts heraufbeschwören. Bevor die Internationale Energieagentur IEA diesen Freitag den „Welt-Investment­report 2017“ vorstellen wird, warnte vor wenigen Tagen die US-Energiebehörde EIA, dass die von 67 großen Ölgesellschaften erhobenen Ölreserven im zweiten Jahr nacheinander zurückgegangen seien.

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