India and Pakistan: Deadly temperature for humans reached in recent days
The Weather Channel website noted that the symbolic 50-degree limit has been reached in recent days in Jacobabad, in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh. This is the first observation made in the northern hemisphere this year. For two months, unusual heat waves hit India and Pakistan, consistent with climate change, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization. Heat and humidity now cross the threshold of survival for humans outside.
Drought risk threatens crops in France
The risk of drought will not save France, even if the consequences of a lack of rain are less dramatic than in Africa. More and more departments are involved with at least one governor’s ordinance limiting certain uses of water. This weekend, 16 departments were on alert, on high alert or in crisis, and four other departments were on the alert. The early high temperature observed for several days occurs when two-thirds of France encounters already dry or very dry soils due to the lack of precipitation during the winter months. And according to the latest weather forecast, things won’t get better soon…
To read : Drought risk threatens crops in France
Drought and desertification, the other forgotten crisis
The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years amid the COP15 conference against desertification in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). NGOs and international organizations fear that the world will look the other way because of the war in Ukraine.
To read : Drought and desertification, the other forgotten crisis
Mont-Ventoux Regional Nature Park opens
France’s 56th Regional Natural Park (PNR) and 9and Mont-Ventoux Regional Nature Park in Paca finally opened on Sunday, May 15. “I am very happy to be at this opening, because it was a way to the cross. It exists after 10 years of tribulation…”, explained Vaucluse Morning Renaud Muselier, head of the southern region. “We have to convince people. The park is really about preserving our environment, co-organizing its development without making it a sanctuary and therefore protecting it.”
To read : According to Renaud Muselier, head of the southern region, “The Ventoux PNR will be twinned with Mount Olympus”
Number of infrastructures in 2022 should reach new records in renewable energies
Photovoltaic panels, wind turbines… According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the new facilities must deliver 320 gigawatts of electrical capacity by the end of the year, after the previous record set at 295 GW in 2021. This is equivalent to Germany’s current needs or Europe’s electricity generation from gas, according to liberation.fr, which states that solar photovoltaic should represent 60% of this growth. Onshore wind power, which dropped 32% in 2021 after an exceptional year in 2020, should gradually regain its rhythm.