Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

Posted In Climate Change, News

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A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don’t run aground.

A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, environmental damage and billions of euros (dollars) in losses, a scenario that experts warn could portend the future as global temperatures rise.

“Climate change means not only an increase in average temperatures, but also in the increase of extreme events,””This year’s summer has been exceptional with its intensive drought and prolonged heat, but we expect an increase in such extreme periods in the future…”

Read Full Article; PhysOrg (10-27-2018)


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