Protection from extreme weather

Protection from extreme weather

Dry cracks instead of shipping: In the hot summer of 2018, the Rhine level near Düsseldorf was very low.
© imago/Jochen Tack

Hot summers and floods: the consequences of climate change have long been felt in Germany. But with near-natural measures, cities, rural areas and coastal regions can be protected.


Anyone in Germany who felt largely safe from the capers of climate change had to realize in recent years that they were unfortunately wrong. “Even the coolest summers of the last 25 years mostly remained well above the long-term average before 1990,” wrote the German Weather Service in a statement. Overall, the average annual temperature in Germany has risen by 1.5 degrees since weather records began in 1881, according to the end of 2019…

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