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World Climate Crisis

Extreme weather, rising sea levels, devastating floods – The global climate crisis | DW Documentary

Extreme weather is occurring more frequently worldwide. Rising sea levels and heavy rain are causing devastating floods. Most researchers agree that these are the consequences of climate change. But what can we do to protect ourselves? In July 2021, the Ahr Valley in western Germany was hit by a flash flood after heavy rainfall. Over 100 people were killed, thousands of homes were severely damaged. Experts are calling it the ‘flood of the century. Yet extreme weather events such as the Ahr Valley floods have become more frequent in recent years – not only in Germany but worldwide. Mozambique has been hit by devastating cyclones for the third year running. In Bangladesh, the monsoon season has become heavier and more unpredictable due to climate change. More and more land has been flooded as a result. At the same time, heavy storms that cause flooding and rising sea levels threaten the south of the country. Experts estimate that 30 per cent of Bangladesh will be permanently flooded in a few years, making millions of people climate refugees. Wealthy countries such as Germany are now investing billions in the battle against the floods. The Netherlands have long pioneered in flood management, building powerful pumping stations, ever higher dikes and flood barriers. None of these options are available to poor countries. All they can do, along with improving early flood warning systems, is to resettle the people affected. The film ‘Global Climate Crisis – How to Tackle the floods?’ shows the unequal fight against the consequences of climate change with examples from Germany, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Mozambique.

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From clean air and water to conservation and climate change, protecting the environment has implications for the health and survival of all living creatures. As climate change continues to affect vulnerable populations, donors can use this guide to learn how to incorporate climate justice into their giving. Bookmark this page; it serves as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action.

The COVID-19 outbreak is a once-in-a-lifetime public health emergency.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis for countries around the world. Building on Mike’s experience managing public health crises as mayor of New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies is working with a wide range of partners to provide a robust set of support and resources to help combat the virus and protect our social and economic wellbeing.

See what Bloomberg Philanthropies is doing to help local government leaders manage the crisis, accelerate the response to the coronavirus in low- and middle-income countries worldwide, support social service and cultural organizations in New York City and London, and work with Johns Hopkins to explore potential treatments to save lives. To read more go to the links below:

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