Just as the European Union announced plans to spend billions of euros curbing climate change, huge clouds billowed over Germany and her neighbors, unleashing an unprecedented storm of death and destruction.

Scientists say warming is also playing a role.

Although scientists still cannot say reliably whether climate change caused the floods, they insist that they certainly exacerbated the extreme weather events seen from the Western US and Canada, through Siberia, to the European Rhine.

“some are so extreme that they would be virtually impossible without global warming.”Stefan Rahmstorf

Stefan Rahmstorf, Professor of Ocean Physics at Potsdam University, commented on the recent heat records that reached the US and Canada in the first place:”some are so extreme that they would be virtually impossible without global warming.”

European Parliament

The European Parliament is one of three legislative branches of the European Union and one of its seven institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts European legislation, (wikipedia)

European Union

The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The union has a total area of 4,233,255. (wikipedia)

David King (chemist)

Sir David Anthony King is a South African-born British chemist, academic, and head of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group. King first taught at Imperial College, London, the University of East Anglia, (wikipedia)

Effects of climate change on humans

The effects of climate change on humans are far reaching and include effects on health, environment, displacement and migration, security, society, human settlement, energy, and transport. (wikipedia)

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Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel was a European university founded in 2007. HUBrussel was the result of a merger between Brussels-based colleges European University College Brussels, Vlekho, (wikipedia)


David is described in the Hebrew Bible as king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah. In the Books of Samuel, (wikipedia)

Ahr Hills

The Ahr Hills are a range of low mountains and hills up to 623.8 m above sea level and 25 kilometres long in the Eifel region of Germany, (wikipedia)

School strike for climate

School Strike for Climate , also known variously as Fridays for Future , Youth for Climate, Climate Strike or Youth Strike for Climate, (wikipedia)


Brussels or ; Dutch: Brussel ), officially the Brussels-Capital Region , is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. (wikipedia)


Potsdam ) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Brandenburg. It directly borders the German capital, Berlin, and is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. (wikipedia)


Climate is the long-term average of weather, typically averaged over a period of 30 years. More rigorously, (wikipedia)

Flag of Europe

The flag of Europe or the European flag is an official symbol used by two separate organisations, the Council of Europe – as a symbol representing Europe, and the European Union . (wikipedia)

Carbon neutrality

Carbon neutrality refers to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. This can be done by balancing emissions of carbon dioxide with its removal or by eliminating emissions from society . (wikipedia)

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