DESERT-FEELINGS IN EUROPE


Sunshine all the time makes a desert. (Arabic proverb)

 

Since mid of April a real wave of heat has struck wide parts of Europe leading to a real drought. It is obvious that the climate change is something real happening just now and here, and landscapes may change then very quickly their general appearance without water and rain.

A meadow then turns out to be a steppe within some weeks, and the rapidness of such a development is quite astonishing.The legacies of the last Ice Age are still to be found everywhere in form of erratics, lakes or glacial valleys, but now other objects come into the common focus insistingly.

The photos here reflect some sandy descriptive impressions in this regard picked up during the last hot weeks revealing a dominant brown colour.

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “DESERT-FEELINGS IN EUROPE

  1. Stunning and revealing imagery. We are now seeing climate feedback loops beginning to kick in, and these will progressively increase the rate of warming. For quite some time, the oceans were absorbing the atmospheric heating triggered by greenhouse gases (i.e. from fossil fuels) which gave the false impression that climate change was occurring very slowly. Now, greenhouse effects are surpassing that rate of absorption by the oceans. Earth’s climate will change more quickly going forward. It appears we have passed that “tipping point” climatologists were worried about.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for these additional remarks, I am sometimes more visually orientated and don’t like to write too much like in the post here. More recently I have read a post from England which has seemingly also lost its evergreen general look what is also quite bizarre.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sometimes pictures speak louder than words and in this case, yours certainly do. I live in the very south of England and driving into the countryside the fields are all brown or sand coloured. The farmers are having a hard time as no amount of watering can cope with this drying of the earth so the winter vegetables can’t be sown yet. High prices for next season? Someone should send a batch of these pix to Trump and ask him if he still believes there is no such thing as climate change. He would probably just reply, Fake News’ though.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I have nothing more to add and just want to thank you for your additional remarks especially the very end a nice-to-read.

        Like

  2. Yes, your current clutch of photos could easily have been taken in England, which is quite unexpected. I’m still at the stage of revelling in the unaccustomed heat, but am aware it’s a sign of possibly more worrying times.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I actually see a rainfront stretching from Aberdeen to the South thru Liverpool till parts of Wales. May be you are lucky today and get some rain. At least no need anymore to travel this year to Southern-Europe for sun and bathing – one advantage not to be ignored.

      Liked by 2 people

      • There’s no advantage at all to staying in Brexit-fever Britain. I’d choose rain in the Med any day. And no, the sun is merrily shining in Yorkshire today!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Last year in July it was really cold and rainy during our holidays in the Bavarian Prealps with temperatures of partially only 10 degrees Celsius, so it seems we must expect the unexpectedly nowadays as crazy weather conditions seemingly become “normal” everywhere. Nice weekend in any case!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. … or in Denmark … we did not have any real rain since April, and have heat since May. Other parts of Denmark got a bit of rain, but we didn’t. And the last three years we had so wet and cold summers, that it was said the whole of Denmark is slowly turning into a moor. To speak with John Oliver: “And now this”.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Well this kind of droughtness is completely new for me in Central-Europe, and agriculture has been hit severely in North-Eastern Germany with a loss of up to 70 % for the wheat harvest at certain areas. Thank you for your kind comment!

      Like

      • It is simply awful! My neighbour told me to prepare for another heat wave next week. And there I was and thought we were in a heat wave the whole time … seems like we get another period of 30 degrees … whereas now we only have 28 … how will this end, I wonder …

        Liked by 1 person

  4. This turns out to be all a big conspiracy fed by a counterfeited policy making the people believe that things are on the verge getting improved. In reality fraud and treason everywhere, so trust only what you can really see.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Climate changes are for real and is compounding every year. What you sow is what you reap.The exposed roots of the tree with the aridity all around is a telling picture.

    Liked by 1 person

    • This is an area with a lot of sandy soil (left by the last ice age), so this ground is always more dry than black humus, but the pine trees still manage to get water from the depth even with roots being partially exposed but the long heat is of course a lot of stress also for trees and weakening them, But for meadows, gardens and agriculture the situation looks more harmful. Usually we have just too much rain, now just the other way round. Thanks for commenting!

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.