Since March, there have been indications of significant climate changes, such as shifts in the annual air currents in spring, more drought and too few longer periods of rain. Increased human activities related to the pandemic, such as more heating from traffic, business and tourism, will make the already far too warm season even warmer. In addition there are heating factors since the beginning of the war in Europe, because the fossil industry, coal and armament industry has also a certain part in the global warming! Several streams in atmosphere and oceans are disturbed because of the extreme events during the last years, much has to do also with the huge amount of forest fires and global overactivity of the economy. Many companies produced more as normal, maybe because of compensating the loses during the high of the pandemic. Others pushed fossils likes coal, gas, oil and wood production after the war in Ukraine started. Typical human panic who made many things much more worse, similar like other hasty actions. More global warming, armaments or rearmament rising risks of conflicts and wars of course. Special solar activities are also scientifically interesting when it comes to climate changes, especially in the northern hemisphere. The article is also a kind of urgent letter and reminder to the responsible persons in politics, economy and science! For more details, graphs and information just contact via eMail or visit the official sites like Windfinder. For historical documentation and scientific purposes a few graphics and single screenshots of the last weeks with climate examples and weather data are attached, so you can clearly see the extreme weather events and phenomena. The vortex over the North Sea and the shifted air currents from the north block the air masses and winds from the Atlantic and the North Sea. Large humid air masses can be seen as not moving over Europe. This is or was the main problem for the first dry phase in spring and April as well as the current drought, heat wave and drought – especially in Southern Europe and North Africa. You can download the latest PDF draft here.
For affected regions various soil and water samples were collected, during dry periods one can see more exact and relatively unadulterated values – particularly in relation to river and lake water which is not falsified by influences as well as inflows from the agriculture or edge areas at the waters. After we have analyzed water samples from water bodies in the region of Leipzig and Saxony, one can see very well the water quality as well as overall conditions of the water bodies. It has been noticed that the water levels have dropped sharply, this is not only due to the lack of rain upstream and in the mountains. Reasons are lack of meltwater, strong winds and increased water uptake by vegetation after the very warm April. In early May, many established plants have shown very strong growth. Logical is also the increased groundwater consumption of trees, parks and forests which naturally draw more water from the groundwater without rain.
Deforestation and lawn mowing should be significantly reduced or even banned in times of drought and minor dry spells. As you could already see in 2018, many people and municipalities mow the meadows and lawns like crazy although they clearly see that it is much too dry. Mowing weakens the grasses or plants and also disturbs plant growth in the surrounding area. After mowing the last residual moisture of the injured plants evaporates, the soil then dries out rapidly and becomes hard as stone. Soil water in deeper layers continues to decrease and the soil hardens even in deeper areas. This is fatal because during heavy rains water can penetrate poorly often flows off over large areas. Flooding and landslides then occur. Such damaged soils then often need many years to soften again and to be loosened by appropriate planting and techniques also in the depth. In urban regions and inner cities, extreme weather conditions have even worse effects on soils, air and water quality.
Disturbed water cycles in the city can have dire consequences, and the risk of fire should not be underestimated either; the danger of field fires increases especially in the vicinity of fields and very dry meadows on the outskirts of the city. So it is not only forest fires and increased levels of forest fire risk that are dangerous. So why aren’t there appropriate field fire or urban fire warning levels during periods of extreme heat or drought? Greening Deserts also recommends that all households have an emergency supply of water, such as two canisters, so that in the event of an emergency, firefighting water is immediately available, because a fire is a matter of seconds or a few minutes. In addition, such water reservoirs on the floor or roof can reduce fire risks, because in an emergency also times lines or electricity fail and it is then missing the water supply on higher floors! See the big fire in London, especially with the flat roofs and new buildings, water reservoirs could be set up so easily on the roofs – similar to the silos, gardens and even small parks on high-rise buildings in New York. These not only cool the buildings and city, they increase biodiversity and improve air quality and health.
Unfortunately, the topics are communicated too little and the population is warned by official bodies far too little about risks such as fire danger in cities and peripheral areas, not properly informed about heating-up or concrete heat effects as well as precautionary measures! Especially the possibilities of fast, long-term and sustainable cooling with greening techniques, greentech and cleantech are not taken seriously enough in this respect. Often it is the typical tips and suggestions or lately the hypes around solar on the roof without the greening or also times facade solar into the hype or topic to include. Especially if it is already a topic, these two important fields would fit very well to the topic. This shows again the superficiality of certain institutions and politicians. It is definitely not a professional way, no matter which experts are or were involved. Also missing are health advises and warnings with regard to imminent droughts, heat and drought periods which have demonstrably claimed many lives over the years – unfortunately also due to a lack of education and warnings to the population. Authorities and unfortunately also certain institutions or institutes forget with the topic drought and heat waves the topic dry stress and increased fine dust level, because logically the air quality sinks with high dryness and fine dust of the country as well as traffic becomes thereby still more unhealthy.
General tips like cooling down with wet towels and drinking a lot of water are well meant, but are far from being enough for a really good or professional disaster protection or disaster preparedness. For years, Greening Deserts has been educating people about these problems and has also offered very good as well as innovative solutions. Unfortunately this has been ignored until today by responsible persons of the country, certain municipalities and cities in Germany, especially in the Leipzig region in Saxony where the Urban Greening Camp is located. There are several useful articles and extra press releases, especially about the extreme weather conditions, drought, dryness, heat waves and floods in East Germany. Also as already described adequate and good advice for better risk mitigation, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and good climate risk management. Unfortunately, to date, one does not hear or see serious changes in certain essential areas, especially in the areas of soil conservation and soil protection in dry seasons. Not only the forestry sector and in tree plantations, parks and parts of agriculture should establish better water management and DRR.
Logging and lawn mowing should be banned in extreme drought and heat periods! In the end, everyone should understand and see how pointless all the mowing and damage is. Who wants concrete hard, yellow and brown green areas in the city. This not only affects heating and mental health, it prevents future water storage and cooling effects! This then often creates even more extreme conditions and so-called heat islands which can produce in cities up to 4 degrees on average and in extreme cases even around 10 degrees higher temperatures than the average. As a result, many people die, especially those who are already burdened, old or sick. The communities, governments and particularly affected regions must finally take more responsibility in these contexts and act as quickly as possible. This does not only belong to a professional disaster control but to appropriate prevention and precaution – in addition it promotes somewhat the cause solution instead of the constant symptom fight which we see in so many ranges for years. After all, what good are somewhat improved plans and sporadic political will if action is not really taken correctly, consistently and in the long term or over time.
Read more about all these really important issues, problems, causes and truly sustainable solutions on Greening Deserts project pages as well as social pages.
A few more important notes and advice for better prevention as well as Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) follow. Several EU and WHO officials have been informed several times since the last months through various channels about most of the issues in this article and with other articles as well as letters.
It is recommended to take droughts or even minor drought periods as seriously as heat waves! Disaster prevention and preparedness should include health as well as environmental factors. So not only health problems related to circulation and heat stress as usual, but also drought stress in combination with increased particulate matter pollution and air pollution in particularly affected regions. With extreme dryness and strong winds, even fine dust from the land, hazardous substances or toxins from agriculture can reach urban regions! Further toxins, exhaust gases and allergens for example by certain invasive grasses and smallest pollen can bring mixed life-threatening air even into relatively well protected areas, e.g. hospitals. Thus, for sick and weak people, extreme drought and drought stress can mean death similar to that caused by heat waves. One can educate more about this through appropriate official programs, precautionary actions and warnings – yes, even in certain news media and on the radio, and warn the population in time in case of prolonged dry periods. The interrelationships and seriousness have been underestimated for years, as some of the issues seemed to be settled with the heat problem. Still a well-meant advice to the analytical report and logical experience communication, one could recommend masks in strongly affected regions where eh already bad air is, approximately in city centers with bad air circulation or ventilation, like e.g. in Stuttgart which in a depression lies and no correct fresh air channels has We hope for soon insight of the policy and responsible persons, not only in large cities and urban regions, also in smaller municipalities or small cities more for a lasting greening and cooling can be done. A few more water areas or water features are also not wrong. People care about, save rainwater, fresh water or drinking water for worst case scenarios. It seems like we have a creeping or silent drought in Europe. We scientists hope the best and that it will be not a too hot summer.
By the way, the graphics or photos and PDFs may be used, shared and copied! More pictures will follow, as well as an extra gallery and exhibition. We are looking forward to the new partners from Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America!
Update May: Some more important information and updates. Greening Deserts Climate Emergency calls, urgent letters and reminders to EU and Germany are still not answered – some even ignored or refused letters by marking it as ‘Not read’, this ignorance is unbelievable. It are very serious issues in relation health, mental health, Children’s and Human Rights. Extreme weather events like the described droughts and too long dry periods affect not just mental health and environmental health, it’s a very serious issue to European food and water security!
Prolonged drought, declining soil moisture, falling groundwater and water levels (especially of rivers) are serious risks and threats to life. Regions at risk should be better prepared. The authorities can reduce risks and worsening of situations by several in affected regions in time and better inform the public! adequate measures and preparation, especially with involvement on timely education of the population! Political exploitation, questionable profiling, political games and concealment of important facts endanger not only human lives but also many parts of nature and the environment!
Twitter is responsible for worldwide violations of ethical and moral principles, environmental and international laws, Children’s and Human Rights. Free speech, fundamental rights and further laws were threatened and violated, too. Elon Musk and Co. is responsible to fix so much as possible and must take responsibility. It must have finally consequences or it will have a bad end for Twitter in future – no amount of money will change that history or reality! Many humans were harmed, got sick, were threatened and even died. A lot of experts, doctors, physicians and scientists confirm and can proof these opinions.
Violation of ethical and moral principles Children’s and Human Rights by Twitter. Discrimination, threat to the rights of freedom, oppression, hidden methods of censorship and shadow banning practices proofed by international journalists, researchers and investigative reporters. Global justice and true will for real peace?
There are countless evidences for violation of ethical and moral principles, Children’s and Human Rights by Twitter. Discrimination, violation of Human and Freedom Rights, corruption and oppression, hidden methods of censorship and shadow banning practices are just some serious issues… the link list is just the tip of the iceberg! You can use VirusTotal to check the links before and analyze suspicious files, domains, IPs and URLs to detect malware and other breaches, automatically share them with the security community. For professional translation you can use Googl of course, but try DeepL, it is better in some cases. You can download the article draft and link list here. More Updates and Twitter leaks will follow if ChangeGamesCom and GreeningDeserts account won’t be restored.
Some more links of Twitter scandals, serious issues like shameless manipulation of news feeds, users and public opinion by advertising, algorithms, certain interest groups or Twitter partners will follow if we see not much positive change. Big thanks to all the honest Twitter insiders and Twitter people who had or have real courage.
Here a few German articles about Twitter, censorship and violations of Human Rights.
“Vor allem über Twitter gab es diesbezüglich in den letzten Jahren viele Beschwerden. Fest steht: Twitter verfügt standardmäßig über ein Interface, über das Regierungsbehörden weltweit bestimmte Inhalte oder Konten zensieren lassen können.”
More critics, links and voices will follow. If you know interesting articles from other regions of the world like in Africa, Australia, Middle East, South Asia and South America. Feel free to send to feedback.at.greeningdeserts.com.
All these cases and events are just the tip of the iceberg. It are evidences and just a few examples of the criminal or dubious practices of Twitter they try to hide or excuse since years by extra campaigns, big money and influenced media. There is a database of leaked documents and leaks of insiders will come out in future if Twitter do not really change, compensate and excuse to all the victims they harmed – the blocking and suspension actions are only the lesser evil. Twitter lied about not doing shadowbans or similar oppressing measures. All these evidences showing clearly that Twitter violates international rules.
Twitter shadowbans and shadow banning:
Send us feedback and interesting links if you know.
Because of all these problems on and with Twitter, oppressions, attacks on our accounts, projects and works we want to distance from Twitter until they really changed most of the problems and finally care or really respect mentioned principles, Childrens Rights, Human Rights and real freedom of speech. These „social networks“ or companies should understand that they represent not nearly a few percent of the whole internet and nature don’t need them to exist! It is a shame that Twitter blocked, suspended and has done shadowbans or shadow banning for years. We have analysed it with several experts and countless researches (intern and extern), with AI, special tools and monitoring programs – they all can proof and show evidences for Twitters shadow banning practice of critics, misuse of accounts reporting, organizations or people they don’t like. One very easy method is to check video views on big accounts with much followers and traffic. How can it be that these videos get no or just a couple views after tweeting?? It is very alarming that Twitter makes no exception for environmental, Childrens, Womens and Human Rights… a big shame for a ‘social network’ or a ‘social platform’. The blocking of Greening Deserts projects and suspension of the project accounts @ChangeGamesCom and @GreeningDeserts is an attack on human rights and attempts to damage the good image or reputation of the projects and works. It is also a kind of defamation and discrimination.
Can Twitter and Twitter’s responsibles tell us why they don’t ban or suspend accounts of mass murderers when they know full well!? This knowing support of nature destroyers (Ecocide), murderers, human rights violations and environmental destruction through Twitter is deeply criminal, illegal and unethical! Why are there no legal consequences and why are all these proven cases not finally condemned internationally? How can so many legal institutions and international courts continue to tolerate and allow this injustice and this huge injustice? This is a disaster for the international rule of law, human rights and questions the so-called humanity and ‘civilization’!
Who believes in Fundamental Rights, Freedom of Speech, Childrens and Human Rights don’t act so like we all can see today and in history. Responsibles of Twitter should start to really change things into better and improve Twitters moral and ethic principles before it will be to late.
No money, no Musk and Co. can hide these problems, oppress the truth and continue to harm environment, life forms and humans. History tells only true will to change and consequent improvement will have success – a better future for us all not just for a few interest groups, consumer or user groups.
Please Elon Musk wake up and come down to ground from the cloud No. 7, if you don’t allow or understand critics on yourself and Twitter, friendly meant rhetorics or parodies you are not worth to own Twitter which was a relatively save and free space – also for the employees. This is my short statement on the decision team and responsible division who banned, blocked and suspended Greening Deserts account, projects and work so many times – including one time suspension of my personal account and private project accounts of Green Change Games and Trillion Trees Initiative since late 2021. The author, founder, inv. journalist and Human Rights activist Oliver Caplikas.
If Twitter won’t restore @ChangeGamesCom and @GreeningDeserts account until June 2022 we will do the next steps and it will have consequences. We will inform thousands of experts, climate, environmental and human rights activists about the incidents in the near future. In addition, the criminal or illegal actions of Twitter will be reported to international commissions, also the Open Societies and Internet Society will be informed about other much more serious violations of Twitter over the years.
You can read more on the project pages and all the published work. You even can ask over thousands of people who were informed about the most important global issues and real sustainable solutions. Approx 2000 people who got infomails approved the emails by accepting reading receipt or answered directly. By all the others who ignored we got a ‘Not read’ email back. It is good to know who really cares about our planet, environment and humanity. Greed, too much egoism and harmful ignorance is maybe one of the biggest problems who made the human world like it is today.
At least here the latest tweets, just a few days after tweeting these Green Change Games and Greening Deserts Twitter account was suspended. Now we see that Musk and Co. don’t likes personal critics and don’t understands fun or parody. We suspect he will also want to eliminate or silence other critics and competitors in this way. – AI and the Anon CCC division.
Never forget, Elon Musk influenced and manipulated Twitter long before that deal as biggest shareholder. It’s a setup and his campaign for free speech is just an attempt to clean twitter’s image, at the end he will lose this game. It is a shame that he uses his company and power to discriminate and oppressing others – especially single persons, minorities, disabled or sick people who suffer much more by his egoistic and violent actions. It is no fun or joke to treat humans in such a way. That the big boss and certain people of Twitter misused their power in such a way is not appropriate and no fair play. We demand justice and if Twitter is a so called Human Right we want to remember on the unfair and unjust blocking or suspension over many weeks. Twitter should be grateful that so many abuses and problems are and have been pointed out to them. This allows everyone to learn from history and do better for the future. It is also not very social of such big companies to benefit from Greening Desert’s work and projects for years, give nothing back and not even say thank you. Through various analytics and data for advertisers alone, Twitter, partners and shareholders have already benefited greatly from our work – maybe they have made millions with our work. It is similar to the prominent imitators of our Trillion Trees initiative which was founded years before.
Read more on Greening Deserts project pages and social pages, such as how to sustainably and realistically reduce the risk of further crises, especially the increasing risk of a global food and world war crisis. The media, especially the news and mass media, have a big responsibility in this and many other important aspects – especially in relation to ethical and moral principles, international guidelines and laws.
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Some Little Updates of May:
All data were deposited several times with top lawyers, human rights organizations, anti-corruption and human rights experts or agencies! Due to massive attacks and suppression from some parties or bodies, also from the direction of Twitter, the updates of the article were stopped on June 2. It is not sure if the work can continue under these circumstances, especially since there were some very violent attacks and, depending on the point of view, even attempts of death attacks! Much were recorded and direction is clear!! We must ask were is humanity, ethical, moral and international justice!!?? Why can do famous, responsible and powerful companies or people what they want without real consequences?