Overall Green alert Drought for Central-Western Europe-2020
in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014038
Name: Central-Western Europe-2020
Countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 194 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 179131 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 656 | About casualties: 19 | Last hour: 0

Disaster, climate change and coronavirus: 2020 has been a hell of a ye ... Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:13:00 +0200.

While we have all been justifiably distracted by COVID-19, the Northern Hemisphere has not been OK. Fires in Siberia, heatwaves in Europe, record wildfires in California, flooding in Africa, many, many tropical storms, and possibly the high
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Warmer temperatures shrink Arctic sea ice to 2nd lowest-level ever Arc ... Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0200.

© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File. Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming. sea i
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Richest 1%'s emissions twice that of poorest 50%: analysis 6 mins ago ... Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:37:00 +0200.

FILE PHOTO: Water vapour billows from smokestacks at the incineration plant of Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris as the sun rises, France, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo. The richest one percent of people are responsible for
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Belgio: il climate change minaccia birra e patatineMon, 21 Sep 2020 08:48:00 +0200.

Nei prossimi anni, i produttori di birra belgi dovranno far fronte ad una carenza di ingredienti, tra cui acqua, orzo e luppolo. Credits: da Pixabay Ondate di calore, inondazioni e siccità: ecco i nemici di birra e patatine, simbolo nazion
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21/Sep/2020 16:47 UTC

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17/Jun/2020 16:37 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),