Will the drought in Europe affect your river cruise vacation?

 Cargo ships are worse The terrible news you read about low water levels in Europe, especially along the Rhine, is primarily about Europe's freight sector. "The Rhine is the main artery in France, as well as transport to Germany and Switzerland," says Schreiner. Cargo ships cannot carry general cargo when the water level is low. This is because the weight of the cargo carried by such vessels affects the draft (the distance between the bottom of the vessel and the waterline). Because heavy ships sink in the water, they need more distance from the waterline to the riverbed to navigate safely without scratching the riverbed. If a ship has to lighten its load to cross shallow waters, it can carry less cargo at a time. Companies need more ships to transport the same amount of cargo, and shipping costs are rising, all of which have a negative impact on the European economy. According to Schreiner, at the latest very low water levels in Europe, the economic impact in 2018 was es

Europe’s drought could have a long afterlife

 Europe is on fire. That summer, the earth warmed and the crops withered. The storm has passed, but the drought that has caused new problems such as floods and natural disasters has not ended. Anyway, the terrible weather begins under a hungry old stone. However, it is important to note that climate change can benefit from these crises. The cycle of historical time that affects everything from social chaos and disorder to trends. Imagine a drought in Central Europe in 1969. The Roman historian Tacitus is the best source of this tragedy. When Legion took part in this year's campaign, he said climate science was "a noble and spiritual pursuit". Another demand from these activists, he noted, is "low wages and food." Because there is no water. After this incident in Rome, the gods of the Rhine were very angry. This "hot reserved" mass was merged between the factions that compete in the civil war for Roman rule. The vitelius of the enemies met the enemy and

Wheat production drops due to March heat wave

 NEW DELHI: According to government estimates, India's wheat production in 2022 is expected to fall by 3% due to the heat wave in March, but climate modeling analysis puts the figure at 4.5%, some major states having grain sizes varying from 10. to 15. percent. India is the world's second largest producer of wheat and the government has halted exports due to the heat wave. According to a statistical model by Balsher Singh Sidhu of the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, using historical weather and wheat production data dating back to 1966, heat waves could reduce India's wheat production by 4.5% compared to normal in 2022. 2017 provided free by ICRISAT and Indian Meteorological Agency. The preprinted report focuses on five wheat-producing states: Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, which account for about 90 percent of India's wheat production. “All the five states are estimated to have experienced an average yield loss of 4-6% but some

Heavy rain not likely in Karachi today

 The rainy season that hit the port city has partially ended, GeoNews reported on Friday, as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) did not forecast heavy rains in Karachi today (Friday). However, according to recent metro area forecasts, there will be some rain in the metro area till August 22. Intermittent rain continued in Sindh, including Karachi, on Thursday. Upper and central areas of Sindh are likely to experience heavy rains till August 20. Earlier this week, the Meteorological Department warned of floods and heavy rains in Sindh during August 16-19. Rainfall data for the current monsoon season in Karachi On August 18, PMD released rainfall data for Karachi with a peak rainfall of 855 mm recorded in Gulshan-e-Hadid. According to the report, 713 mm per month is registered in the main mask of the Air Force in Pakistan (PAF). Other Towi Towni Towni Towni Towni Towi Towi Tenni Tenni, 445 mm, Kiammari. 400mm. Meanwhile, Sadi Town received 388 mm, Jinna Terminal 379 mm, Gadab T

STRONG geomagnetic storm hits Earth today: How will it affect SA?

 So did the 2022 bingo cards cause a "strong geomagnetic storm"? A series of coronal mass ejections from the sun will reach Earth on Thursday, disrupting the planet's upper atmosphere. To predict geomagnetic storms until Thursday, August 18 Later, the geomagnetic storm is expected to reach its peak. The evaluation as an event of the G3 category is defined as a "strong storm" that can cause a set of August on the night sky. Many people living in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed the amazing northern lights. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Weather Forecast Center, the coronal hole allowed the solar wind to escape the sun at high speed. Why are geomagnetic storms suddenly intensifying on Thursday? This is all due to fast solar winds coming out of the coronal hole and multiple coronal mass eruptions. The larger ones are not emitted, but instead several smaller ones reach Earth at the same time, making the effe

As southern France battles drought, water comes by truck to some villages

 In Seillans, southern France, age-old stone fountains are empty, and taps in homes are only kept running – up to a strict daily limit – thanks to water trucks, because its natural springs are dry.   As the country, like much of Europe, battles drought and record temperatures, residents of the picturesque village who used to water gardens or fill pans, bathtubs and pools without thinking now have to do thing very differently, said mayor Rene Hugot.   “There are a few clouds once in a while but no water, never any water, not a drop (of rain),” he said as he sat next to a dry fountain.   “We`re getting a little desperate because the situation is not getting better… (So) everyone has reduced their water use.”   Water usage levels are checked every week to ensure all Seillans households are respecting a per-person limit of 150 litres (33 gallons) per day.   Those that don`t get a device fitted to their supply pipe that limits how much water comes out, and how quickly, said Eric Martel, hea

Afghanistan: Flash floods claim at least 31 in Parwan province

 Kabul, August 16: At least 31 people died in flash floods that devastated northern Afghanistan on Monday.   The death toll is likely to rise as dozens are also missing, according to a report by the Taliban-controlled Bakhtar  news agency. Heavy rains on Sunday caused flash flooding in Parwan province, where several districts of the province are often flooded after torrential downpours.   It is one of the mountainous provinces of Afghanistan and home to the Hindu Kush mountain range. Khaama Press reported that many residential areas and hundreds of hectares of agricultural fields have been destroyed in the province.   In addition, the Parwan-Bamyan Expressway has been closed to vehicular traffic. Heavy rains and flooding have also affected several other provinces of Afghanistan, including Nangarhar province to the east and Panjshir province to the north.   Heavy rains and flash floods have affected a large number of villages and towns in the three  eastern and central provinces of the