Europe's rivers are running dry as the climate crisis worsens | DW News
Much of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere is battling either wildfires, low water levels, harvest warnings, water use restrictions or a mixture of all these. In Germany, one core focus of the drought is the Rhine River, which ultimately connects the Alps with the North Sea. Europe's second-longest river after the Danube, it is also a core shipping lane for western Germany. It is still open to freight traffic for now, but already boats are unable to run fully laden. Germany's Federal Institute of Hydrology warned on Thursday that without rain, one notorious shallow point on the river could become completely impassable next week.
European rivers run dry as the continent reels under its worst drought in 500 years. Almost 63% of European and British lands are now on drought alert. Palki Sharma Upadhyay gets a report on Europe's climate emergency.