Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

Extreme Drought in Northern Italy Mirrors Climate in Ethiopia

Via The Guardian, a look at new research that shows global heating creating a ‘whiplash effect’ of erratic extremes – often in poorest countries: Extreme drought in northern Italy has doubled over the past two decades, creating a climate that increasingly mirrors that of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, research shows. Analysis of satellite imagery and […]

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Italy’s Parched Po Valley: The Vanishing Breadbasket

Courtesy of The Dial, an article on Italy’s Po Valley, which is rapidly drying up and threatening the nation’s traditional breadbasket: In 2022, a number of sunken curiosities began to emerge from the Po River, which runs from the French-Italian Alps and carves eastward across northern Italy, through Turin, just south of Milan and Bergamo, […]

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Water Politics In Europe: A New Fault Line

Courtesy of The Guardian, commentary on the need – as drought becomes the norm – for creative European politics solutions to deal with a new, parched reality: In April, Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, suggested that severe drought would become “one of the central political and territorial debates of our country in the coming years”. That […]

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Winter Drought Grips Southern Europe

Via The Economist, a report on the winter drought gripping southern Europe: The small town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in southern France sits on the winding Ardèche river, just before it enters a deep limestone gorge. Fringed by red-tiled two-storey new-build homes, it has a gently growing population, which is boosted in the summer months by an […]

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