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Billions in compensation for the coal phase-out could violate EU law

https://www.nau.ch/news/europa/entschadigungen-fur-kohleausstieg-verst

02.03.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

4.35 billion euros are to be paid to RWE and Leag in Germany from taxpayers' money to stop coal-fired power generation. The EU is now examining whether this violates EU law.

Sources:

https://www.nau.ch/news/europa/entschadigungen-fur-kohleausstieg-verst

Further links:

https://www.klima27.com/index.php?page=show_news_details_1&news_id=527

A giant iceberg has broken off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47692895

26.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 03.03.2021

The new iceberg has a size of 1 270 km².

Sources:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47692895

https://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Environnement/Un-iceberg-geant-de-la-t

https://youtu.be/QZ1URCgIxUM

https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/brunt-ice-shelf-in-antarctica-calves/

https://m.geo.de/natur/nachhaltigkeit/24111-rtkl-naturphaenomen-gigant

Study shows dramatic slowdown of the Gulf Stream

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2021-02/klimawandel-golfstrom-abschw

26.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 26.02.2021

Scientists from Ireland, Great Britain and Germany provide the result of a study according to which the Gulf steome is weaker than it has been for at least 1000 years. -> To translate the source texts, deepl.com can be used, for example.

Sources:

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2021-02/klimawandel-golfstrom-abschw

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/wahrscheinlich-folge-des-klimawande

Further links:

https://www.quarks.de/umwelt/klimawandel/was-passiert-wenn-der-golfstr

https://www.klima27.com/index.php?page=gulf_stream

https://phys.org/news/2021-02-record-high-arctic-freshwater-labrador-s

Gulf Stream could weaken by 34-45% by 2100

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25.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 27.02.2021

according to the latest generation of climate models," says Rahmstorf, a researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. "This could bring us dangerously close to the tipping point where the flow becomes unstable."

Sources:

https://m.geo.de/natur/oekologie/24080-rtkl-erderwaermung-dem-golfstro

Nonsense of the week

https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/technologie/windkraft-abbau-windr

24.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Functioning wind turbines in Germany are now being dismantled after 20 years of successful electricity production for one reason only, because the EEG subsidy is expiring and it is only possible to sell the electricity on the market for 1 cent or even less per kilowatt.

Sources:

https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/technologie/windkraft-abbau-windr

Grain prices rise to record highs

https://www.agrarheute.com/markt/marktfruechte/weizenpreise-brechen-al

24.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

At times over 240 euros per tonne. Prices for maize, soya and rapeseed also rose sharply.

Sources:

https://www.agrarheute.com/markt/marktfruechte/weizenpreise-brechen-al

Tipping points and the influence of the rapidity of change

https://www.scinexx.de/news/geowissen/umwaelzstroemung-droht-ein-verfr

23.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Model simulations provide evidence that tipping elements such as the North Atlantic current are also influenced by the speed of change.With faster changes, a collapse could already have occurred before threshold values are reached.

Sources:

https://www.scinexx.de/news/geowissen/umwaelzstroemung-droht-ein-verfr

The permafrost in Russia is thawing at a record pace

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eF0thrfpPRo&feature=youtu.be

03.02.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Documentary about Yakutia, a republic of Russia, where more and more people have to leave their homes and villages..

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eF0thrfpPRo&feature=youtu.be

Soviel Schnee gibt es nur alle 20 Jahre in der Schweiz

https://youtu.be/t257KV8ujJY

17.01.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 17.01.2021

Lasinengefahr besonders im Berner Oberland und im Kanton Uri.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/t257KV8ujJY

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Indonesia

https://youtu.be/2IPzFO6dNrA

15.01.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 17.01.2021

The epicentre was 36 km south of Mamuju, the island's capital. At least 73 dead, 826 injured and 27,850 homeless.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/2IPzFO6dNrA

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/indonesien-erdbeben-109.html

https://youtu.be/qipfv7b5EOY

https://youtu.be/Rdlr9cmzwoM

Extreme snowfall in Japan

More than 12 dead

https://www.nau.ch/news/ausland/schneefalle-haben-japan-weiter-im-grif

12.01.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

The snowfall was 3 to 4 times above average.

Sources:

https://www.nau.ch/news/ausland/schneefalle-haben-japan-weiter-im-grif

https://youtu.be/xkILdWpsqkI

https://youtu.be/dTlFMeP9ZsU

Floods in Kosovo and Albania

https://youtu.be/niYQejuyVaw

11.01.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Days of rain have led to flooding. Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, is particularly affected. Entire neighbourhoods there are under water

Sources:

https://youtu.be/niYQejuyVaw

https://www.oe24.at/newsfeed/ueberflutungen-nach-regen-und-schneefaell