1. Protect nature does not need any
technique and no rich men - the profit of our
"civilization" - and heavy Genoa depressions are not
"events of the century" any more
2. Factor deforestation
3. Factor river regulation and flow velocity
4. Factor road building and motor
construction: greenhouse gases provoking more rain and
higher snow line
5. Rising ground water - floodplain is coming
6. The hell and the changing of mind
7. Added in 2005:
Claim of an international court for
environment - polluters should go to prison: "USA" and
Free Masons - China - Russia etc. - the new "development
countries" - and the measures
8. Climate change is changing the monsoon
zones - and nobody is prepared
9. Earthworms are a help against floods
Protect nature does not
need any technique and no rich men - the profit of our
"civilization" - and heavy Genoa depressions are not
"events of the century" any more
Protecting nature is a natural thing and precision is not
needed, with millimeters or 6 figures behind the point.
Protecting nature does not need many medicaments and not
20 different pairs of shoes either which are fitting with
the trousers one is wearing at the moment, and also
lipstick is not needed and also nail polish not either.
But we have to protect our nature so nature will not
threaten mankind. That means: We have to consider all
humans as a part of nature, who is not nature any more
when the man is damaging nature.
It's absolutely not understandable why Switzerland had got
two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, is running
many engineering schools, and is educating a tremendous
number of physician students, but there are happening
catastrophes which would be avoidable with some logic
thinking concerning nature. The same counts for the whole
"civilized" world: High atmosphere flights are realized,
but flood prevention and climate protection and a
reduction of greenhouse gases and reduction of the car
traffic to reduce storms and floods is not realized. The
cerebral manipulated upper class of the world wide
"civilization" is showing it's character with every
catastrophe again: profits have first priority, but saving
My reader's letter in the online BLICK was published on 29
August 2005. I indicated that the word "event of the
century" would be wrong: "This flood was not an 'event of
the century'. This event will come again all three or five
years. And it will come even more often when greenhouse
effect is going on like this."
Mankind is damaging to nature when there are concerns of
power or profits put over the concerns of nature. For
example the peoples of the Mediterraneans destroyed
almost all forests there in Roman times for the
construction of houses and ships. The thin layer of earth
was washed away by ran, and now a big part of the
Mediterranean is a stony desert. The same mass
deforestation happened in the Alps in the 19th century
when wood industry was cutting protective forests without
care which gave protection of avalanches. Only with a
special forest law at the end of 19th century could be
installed a systematic wood protection in Switzerland.
This mechanism did not happen in the Mediterranean because
snow is not an essential danger there.
slopes without forest
Ennetmoos (Switzerland): mudflow at a slow instead
of forest (August 2005)
(Switzerland): mudflow at a slow instead of forest
But the slopes partly are
without any forest, and when there are times with much
rain so the mudflows are coming regularly. When there is a
big low with much rain so principally the whole Alps are
Factor river regulation
and flow velocity
But this 19th century was provoking more changes also in
the 20th century yet in the European and in the "American"
landscape. Big rivers flowing in slow meanders got a new
riverbed which was dead straight. The meanders were dried
and were converted into farmland or into new building
land. Levees were constructed as a protection of the newly
won territory of floods. This principle was realized for
example at the East of Berlin along Elbe river, and also
in Switzerland along Thur or Birs river near Basel, or
with Po river in Italy, or with Mississippi river in the
"USA", and with many more bigger or little rivers.
Politicians, architects and sociologists of the 19th and
20th century were celebrating because there was the belief
that these "river corrections" would fulfill several
wishes of "civilized" world at one time:
-- there were dried swamps and meanders and by this
malaria and plagues of mosquito were almost eliminated
-- with the newly won "mainland" new growth was possible
for neighboring communities building new flats or
industries in attractive positions
-- floods should be prevented with levees and should never
happen any more
-- these "river corrections" made by mankind were the big
proof for the legitimation of the power of mankind over
nature according to the Bible phrase: "subdue the earth"
(1st Moses 28).
The architects wanted to have indoor
environment quality... Floods in Berne-Venice
in Matte quarter with the federal parliament
building (August 2005)
areal photo: The Aare river wants back it's
space... (August 2005)
architects and sociologists found it negligible that the
canalization of the rivers had a price of a reduction of
spaces with the animals. Frogs, newts and fishes were
robbed their space, and reed corners and earth caverns at
the river slopes were eliminated. From one moment to the
other many of these animals were listed as animals in
danger of extinction. All riparian plants (flowers on the
river slopes) were rationalized (eliminated) and also were
listed as plants in danger of extinction from one moment
to the other. With these events the politicians,
architects and sociologists should have listened well -
but they did not listen because animals and plants had no
voice in money determined politics. To the contrary: When
there was a dead straight manipulated river, there was
constructed another road along this river which was very
"useful" for the car policy.. (see the examples of Rhine
river, Birs river, Dreisam river etc.).
The rivers manipulated as dead straight channels have got
also a higher flow velocity because they have to surmount
the same height difference with a shorter route. Already
with this the "engineers" did not count. Such a channeled
river is taking more load with it (stones, trunks) and
where there is less flow velocity or where there is
an obstacle like a bridge there will be a deposit for this
load. Therefore the possible volume of the water within
these levees is going down in certain locations. And when
there are little rivers with floods there will be filled
the whole channeled river bed by the load, and the river
is passing the levees and "irrigating" whole towns.
blocking creeks and rivers and is driven from
the river bed into the towns
Entlebuch (Switzerland): Driftwood on a crossing
after the flood was going down (August 2005)
(Switzerland): Driftwood on a train station
Driftwood and wood jam at
the weir construction with the river step
This driftwood is blocking creeks and rivers, and in the
towns also some river steps are blocked, so the flood
cannot pass any more. Therefore there were great floods in
Berne and in Thun. Why was there so much driftwood, people
were asking, and they found the culprit: After storm
Lothar the nature protection organizations had claimed
that the broken wood in the forests should stay. Well, I
mean that there are other reasons provoking the heavy
floods than the driftwood which is in the forests because
creeks hardly have contact any more with the forests - or
there would fall a whole forest into a creek.
But there was a precise investigation and a completely
According to a precise investigation 90% of the driftwood
was fresh wood taken from the forests, and came from
sawmills which were flooded, and their wood was partly
taken away. Only 10% of the driftwood was old wood from
the ground which had been taken down by storms before
(from: Schweiz Aktuell; Swiss TV SF1 12 September 2005).
The incompetent persons have to be searched in policy, for
example in Berne where the river step was not changed
since the last flood in 1999 "because the political
procedures need so much time"... Well, the flood is not
waiting, and any week can come another one, Ladies and
|The weir in
Berne provoking great floods in Matte quarter
|Berne: The weir of
Aare river is predestined provoking a jam of wood
when there is a flood
|Berne: This was the weir of Aare river
during the flood of 1999. Already then was flowing
brown cream flooding the quarter for days, ant the
government has not done anything.
Thun (Switzerland): This weir was blocking the driftwood
so the fast going down of the flood was blocked. Only a
helicopter operation taking out the wood by air could
solve the situation.
situation in Brienz (Switzerland): There were
houses at a "creek"
|Brienz (Switzerland): A mountain creed
("wild creek") is pushed into a "channel" and the
architectures did not consider that driftwood and
rubble would fill this "channel" when there is
much rain. And therefore the chalets were
built directly at the wild creek.
|Brienz (Switzerland): A flood was
coming: The wild creek needed it's space: houses
away, chalets away, and the engineers and
architects are not punished for their negligence
Therefore a common sense has to foresee that a mountain
creek ("wild creek") is really "wild" all 30 years and is
not satisfied with just 3 m of space, but needs up to 50
to 80 meters of space, that much space as the original
valley (ravine) was. The architects have robbed the ravine
and now are claiming that the houses have gone.
Add to this the water in a channeled river is much faster
in the plains and is causing floods in the big valleys
resp. is bringing the flood rapidly to the towns and
Concrete is not safe in
the mountains, example: Engelberg
and rubble are filling the river beds and
whole towns are flooded
|Switzerland: Flooded localities by
misdirected rivers which had a jammed river bed
by driftwood and rubble: Klosters (left) and
Schattdorf (right), August 2005)
There was a weak concrete economic construction on a
steep mountain slope. That is not safe for a long
time... (August 2005)
This road and the railway line between Grafenort and
Engelberg in Switzerland had no luck: The river wanted
more space - and the road had gone, and also the railway
has gone. The architects and the engineers meant that they
could amplify the mountain for their purposes, and this
even in a lightweight design (resp. economic design), and
even the road with the railway at the same time!!!
With such a stony wall it would never happened like this:
Stony wall for stress situations in civil engineering,
Engelberger Aa river with rocks as big as
man. The disaster at Engelberg was foreseeable
Parting the risk had been very reasonable as it is doing
any bank with its fortune: one part of the fortune is
here, another part is there. So: The cars should pass
here, and the railway should have another path.
Principally these defects of planning are inexcusable. All
calculations according to the methods of the Technical
High Schools (ETH) had no sense. Engineers and architects
are not punished for the damages and for the failing
profits. But this was foreseeable that this road with it's
railway line at Engelberg would be broken in case of
doubt... This was foreseeable for anybody who had passed
by foot the foot path from Engelberg to Grafenort looking
at the valley of Engelberger Aa river. Because there are
rocks as big as men which can rock any mountain:
Railway viaducts before the concrete times are more
Stable viaduct constructed with stones at Berguen
(Switzerland, second Albula viaduct) with a train with a
steam locomotive: Such structures from before the
concrete times are not destroyed holding for centuries!
Berguen (Switzerland): Here is the same Albula viaduct
II in the year 2000: This viaduct is well and safe,
When the vital road and the vital railway line from
Lucerne to Stans and Engelberg had been constructed in
such a safe way that there would not be any misery in
Engelberg. And the engineers have "calculated", but the
engineers have never seen the stones of Engelberger Aa
river. They never have taken nature into their
consideration. Nature often does not exist in the offices
of the engineers, as it was with Titanic...
One can see all this also from another point of view: The
local population of Engelberg knew about the danger, but
the studies engineers of ETH or of technical schools (not
important from where) are not believing to the local
population. Or it can be it was in another way yet: The
local population had no courage to give advice to the
But in 1987 there was already a severe weather and the
motorway A2 passing the canton of Uri had almost been
broken, and also this motorway was a concrete
construction. Perhaps the building boards and building
departments are realizing after the catastrophe of
Engelberg that cheap concrete is nothing worth... Concrete
is not only dead and gray and is reflecting any noise so
the noise is doubled and is increased fourfold, but:
Concrete will be broken!
The fast rivers are
Add to this the higher flow velocity has another effect
yet: The rivers are entrenching themselves more and more
so the river bed is lower and lower, and this is lowering
the ground-water level. Therefore it can be that many
trees are getting no water any more and are dry because
their roots are getting too short. This was the case e.g.
along the Rhine river channel between Basel and Freiburg /
Colmar. This las effect can be seen until today along
little and medium channeled creeks. Also whit the
"engineers"did not take into consideration.
There are only rare cases when a creek or a river is
reopened and the meanders are permitted again. This would
be an important condition taking the force of the rivers
and stabilizing the ground water levels and preventing
floods and broken levees. One can see: The Bible word is
wrong because the man is always the server of the earth
and not the other way round.
Factor road building and motor construction:
greenhouse gases provoking more rain and higher snow
At the beginning of the 20th century the "USA" made
investments of industrialization of all households with
electric equipments and with cars. Ford company was
inventing the first "people's car" which any clerk could
afford (only the white one). Europe was following, in
Italy with Fiat, in Germany with VW. Road building and
motorway constructioning were going on and were built with
cancer provoking bitumen road surfaces. Forests and
meadows were sacrificed to the growing "individual
traffic". And more rivers were channeled: They were pushed
into channels made of concrete or granite without any life
in them, in Los Angeles, or in the Swiss Alps, as e.g. in
Therefore there were several developments coming to a big
-- atmosphere is getting
warmer and warmer by greenhouse gases of coal power
stations, cars, air planes and heating, and at the other
side there was robbed the space of the rivers and the
channels are blocked by the driftwood and by the rubble
-- there is also a Genoa
depression in summer now, and the clouds of the
Mediterranean can have more water than before, and at
the same time there is also more rain in winter because
the snow line is higher than before
-- at the same time there
is only a reduced surface of forests as a water
-- and the many roads and
motorways are provoking that the water is even going
faster than before.
But politicians and architects were not ready for a change
of mind. They had not
considered more rain
. When the temperatures are
higher, so there is more humidity going up from the sea
and the clouds have more water and then - wherever the
clouds are going - this huge quantity of rain is going
down where nobody was foreseeing it.
Sarnen (Switzerland): tourist in the floods with
a child on her back (August 2005)
Sarnen (Switzerland), driftwood on the streets
So there is following one
flood after the other
, e.g. in Koblenz, Cologne,
Prague, Dresden, at Thur river, in Thun, on Mallorca
island, in South of France, also in other regions than
Europe at the Mississippi, in Russia, in China. Everywhere
are functioning the same mechanisms. These floods have no
justice and no national borderlines. To the contrary: The
biggest culprits, the greenhouse gases, are "not proved
until today that they are the main cause for the climate
|Lucerne in the
floods: Who will pay the damage of the
greenhouse gas producers? (August
Flood in Switzerland of 2005 in Lucerne: wheel
chair in the flood
Flood in Switzerland of 2005 in Lucerne: swans
in the floods at Swiss Court quay
(Schweizerhofquai), in the background the
court's church (Hofkirche)
Flood in Switzerland of 2005 in Lucerne: little
bridge in the floods
Flood in Switzerland of 2005 in Lucerne: banks
and a cake shop in the floods
So there also was a flood in Lucerne: Lucerne-Venice...
The biggest producer of
greenhouse gases of the world to whom we thank this
Deluge is called "USA"
Until today the dominant "US" government has taken no
measures fostering energy with wind technique, sun
technique or hydrogen technique in their own country.
There are not even experiments, and public traffic or bike
is not fostered at all for a reduction of car traffic
(year 2002). There are no public traffic connections,
there are no bike roads, there are hardly tube systems,
there is no solar power. But there is a manipulated low
gasoline price in order that the population is not
protesting, and the air conditioning systems of the paper
houses are going on with the current of outdated coal
Atomic power lobby is even spreading the thinking that
atomic power stations could inhibit the greenhouse effect.
But - as always - atomic power lobby is not considering
their atomic rubble, is not considering the affected
contamination of the sea and of the rivers by the atomic
wastewater at the "reprocessing plants", and is not
considering the impossibility of neutralization of atomic
waste. "USA" are planning an atomic final repository in
Nevada planning just this deposit in a seismic active
mountain which has many water veins. This project can be
planned only by blind engineers, and there seems to be
much atomic waste, a real "misery of waste" which is not
at all an indication for a justification of atomic
life style" without regarding any losses
405 in Los Angeles (2004). There has to be
considered that "motorway" is called "free way" in
|Coal power station, for
example the power station of "Seminole" in Putnam,
"USA", date of construction is 1984
Concerning industries China is not better. Russia is
brilliant with oil contamination by neglecting the control
of oil pipelines on territories of 100s of km2
5. Rising ground water -
floodplain is coming back
There is another
consequence provoked by the regularly growing rainfalls
after some floods: Now the ground water level is rising.
First it can be handled yet because the houses are not
damaged. But houses which have been built in former
floodplain territories and in former swamp territories
along the lakes and along he channeled rivers are in heavy
danger now. In former times this was called "territorial
gain". But now, when there are repeated floods, there is a
big danger coming up from the ground water because it's
level is rising intruding the houses constructed in these
zones. Also this was not considered by the
profit-orientated engineers and architects. Swiss Federal
Institutes of Technology (ETH) and Technical Universities
(TU) are all profit-oriented and were working without any
integral orientation. They have failed completely. They
simply mean that the basements are "water proof", and
greenhouse effect was forbidden having been taken earnest
because all policy of the "USA" would have been put into
question. Well, now it's here, the greenhouse, but the
world has not adopted yet.
Clearly said this means: The pasture landscapes will come
back by themselves: coming from above and from below.
Whole house rows will be uninhabitable, and houses which
were built in pasture landscapes and are not built on
columns will get an incline position or will even
collapse. In this way nature is getting back it's
territory: The "reconquest" is going on. The natives of
Europe, the "pile dwelling owners", they knew better how
nature has to be managed, better than any ETH or TU. In
former times there were no thinking restrictions yet which
were ordered by "USA". Greenhouse effect does not exist...
6. The hell and the
changing of mind
Here is a hell: The rivers themselves have a voice now.
The waters are coming over the levees and are tearing all
with them, motor homes, caravans and whole houses, above
all in the territories where was channeled a river and was
defined "new land" for building sites, or on slopes where
was forest before.
There is a hell: Also the sea is getting a voice now
because by melting the poles the sea level is rising. The
temperature of the sea is rising and the animals in the
sea have to adopt, partly are dieing the animals in masses
like in the coral reefs in Australia. The coast of the
Mexican Gulf is not far away from New Orleans yet. Venice
is more and more in danger, also when there will be a high
levee protecting the laguna. Whole islands in Pacific are
drowning, are salty and not fertile any more because salt
water is displacing the fresh water provoking an infertile
The madness that man could dominate the world in the name
of God as it is prescribed in the Bible will come to an end
Man and "science" have to find back to nature and have to
recognize that the Bible is not at all written in the
sense of nature. But man should accept the rules of nature
and should live with nature and not against it. "Natives"
are always a model. They were colonized by the cross of
"God" and terrorized. Now the "God believers" have to
learn from the "natives", from the natives who are
Politicians, architects and sociologists of the "modern
civilized world", all have to change their mind and have
to give back land to the rivers. But this is not enough
yet. We need measures for a reforestation of whole forest
regions for a coming down of the temperature in the
atmosphere. but as long as the white dominated government
of the "USA" are considering the consequences of their car
and coal policy as a side effect, as long as the
government and the deputies in the "USA" are thinking of
profits only, are importing tropical timber illegally, are
exporting weapons and are leading wars, the Deluge will go
on. Greenhouse gas is
the most destructive export article of the "USA"
It's coming from American cars, heatings, and coal power
stations. According to
the polluter pays principle the "US" industrialists and
the American car drivers have to share the costs of the
damages caused by the Deluge.
What happens when whole
China is driving a car?
Until now the "USA" are hardly using solar energy, but in
the Southern states there would be brilliant conditions
for solar energy. The same conditions are in Southern
Europe, in Africa and in Asia. When will the world
community defend themselves from the mental blocking of
useful technique which is a considerable reason of Deluge?
the solutions are wind energy, solar energy and hydrogen
energy. When will come the understanding of the "US"
government? Perhaps this understanding will come only when
Washington or New York will suffer also a hell: a Deluge.
In other places the Deluge is a common event already.
7. Added in 2005:
Claim of an
international court for environment - polluters should
go to prison: "USA" and Free Masons - China - Russia
etc. - the new "development countries" - and the
"USA" will be reasonable only when they are punished by a
court. For that an international environment court is
needed damning the free mason government of the "USA" at
least and putting them into jail and destroying the Free
Mason organizations, because Free Masons never want a
government with nature, but against nature, and they want
to go on with this.
The same quantity of environment pollution as in the "USA"
is also in China (greenhouse effect, pollution), and in
another sense there is happening a hell also in Russia (by
broken oil pipelines) and in other countries with other
destructions of the base of living. Here, international
justice is missing which can be afforded only by an
international environment court with specialized
By this there will be also a new qualification of
"development countries", and there will be a new
definition of "progress". The "USA" and China will be the
two biggest development countries. But not only the two
governments have to be put into jail concerning the
Without a condemnation of the "USA", China, and Russia,
and without limitation of greenhouse gases the Alps will
change their shape in the next 1000s of years and step by
step will be uninhabitable. It's my meaning that - when
greenhouse effect is not stopped immediately - the Alps
will not exist any more in 400,000 years, and the
foothills of the Albs will be one single alluvial fan.
In China and in the "USA" floods are happening already
every year, and this will also happen in Europe when there
is no decisive change of industrial policy:
China: floods every
Yangtze river flooding the town of Jiujiang
(without year, probably in 2004)
Look here the new from China from 22 July 2004:
"The speaker of
the central office for the fight against floods
and drought, Zhang Zhitong, indicated on
Wednesday in Beijing that thanks to protection
measures only 400 lethal victims have to be
deplored during this flood season. In the 1990s
yet the averaged rate of lethal victims had been
of hurricanes every year again
Palm tree on a car in the Caribbean near
Florida, 9 September 2004 (BBC)
Alexandria-Venice by Hurricane Isabel 19
Emergency measures for
Europe, "USA" and Asia
-- forest has to be recognized as a basic value absorbing
nature forces, and reforestation is needed where it's
-- the old river beds should be reinstalled and any
building of houses (flats or industry) should not be
possible where are alluvial lands because of the
possibility that oil or other contaminants are washed up
-- there is no other solution that sky scraper building
with at least 8 stores, also in the alps
-- there should be no consumption of territory any more,
but the unspoilt territory has to increase
surface of roads and the surface of houses has to come down
-- any construction of motorway and road building has to
be forbidden - instead of this bike roads have to be
constructed like in Holland, side roads have to be
converted into unmade roads or at least should have a band
of meadow in the middle (eventually with checker bricks)
so there is more infiltration
-- wind energy, geothermal energy and sun energy have to
be fostered as much as possible reducing greenhouse gases,
without greenhouse gases.
And there are special
measures for "USA" and Asia
-- industries have to be modernized
-- wind energy, geothermal energy and solar energy should
be installed and fostered as much as possible.
What happens without
these measures? Half of Europe will be Venice... and the
Alps will be reduced
All in all there has to be considered that - without these
measures - the Alps will be more and more inhabitable, and
Central and Eastern Europe will be hurt all 3 to 5 years
by heavy floods. All in all it will be more and more
inhabitable. The conditions are more and more comparable
to Venice, but only with the difference the the Venices in
Central Europe are created in an involuntary way.
The Alps will be reduced, the valleys will be blocked, and
new lakes can be created, and when the levees break new
floods can come creating new alluvial fans, and houses and
roads of the "civilization" can be buried. There is
possible a storm rhythm of 2 weeks.
China and "USA": The
whole world is sleeping since decades - and there is
missing an environment court
Add to all this it's not comprehensible why there are
floods all years in China and hurricanes in the "USA" -
but there is no world wide change of industrial
structures. It seems that this will only be with an environment court
The earth will be more and more inhabitable. That means:
At the same time there will be more humidity in Sahara
converting into a savanna, and there will be new living
How long will go on this? That means: In two weeks can be
the next flood, in summer and in winter...
Where is the environment
stating the causes, putting the
responsibles into jail and taking measures for the
protection of mankind, of the animals, of the plants?
8. Climate change is
changing the monsoon zones - and nobody is prepared
Since the great floods in Pakistan and in the Himalaya in
2010 it's clear that the climate change is provoking a
change of the monsoon zones, and greatest floods are the
consequences because the governments have not prepared
anything for this scenario. There are no big river beds,
there are no flooding territories etc. The whole landscape
is flooded, the harvests are destroyed, the villages are
not built on hills, there is simply no protection of
floods. Add to this the clouds have more humidity and more
rain, and then the catastrophe is doubled:
-- there are no river beds
-- and there is coming more rain.
And therefore the Deluge is coming everywhere on the world
- and the governments are going on thinking that they
would not be responsible for the effects.
9. Earthworms are a help
1 October 2010: biologic earth with many earthworms
are soaking more water - earthworms are a support
from: n-tv online: Wissen: Bio-Böden als Hochwasserschutz:
Regenwürmer nutzen vielfach; 1.10.2010;
<According to biological farmers earthworms can be
an effective protection of floods. Therefore more
ecologic farming can be a progress for flood protection
in Germany. Fields of bio farms could accept 39% more
water than fields of conventional farming, Bioland
association in Mainz said. This is the result of an
investigation of Julius Kuehn Institute.
An important fact is that on biological farms there are
They provide more pores in the soil. Rain water can
come down faster into deeper layers and by this would
not be collect on the surface and in rivers and in
creeks in big quantities.
"Actually the floods in eastern Germany is showing us
how urgent is an effective flood protection", Bioland
president Thomas Dosch said."When biological farming is
extended this would cost less the tax payer than
technical flood protection which costs a lot."
News about more floods
24 August 2005: Forecast of
specialists: "It will be more extreme" (from n-tv
24 August 2005: <It will be more extreme>
(from: teletext of n-tv, table 129, 24 August 2005)
<Climate researchers are foreseeing that in Southern
Bavaria and in the Alps will be more and greater floods
yet caused by climate change.
"It's clear that this is only the beginning", Manfred
Stock from climate research institute of Potsdam said.
When the people is not doing more for climate protection
so there will be more rainfalls. "All is indicating that
it will become more extreme.">
25 August 2005: <When it
becomes warmer, it will be hot>
from: Blick online;
<BERLIN The climate change which can be
seen until today is only a little signal for greater
changes caused by a continuous rise of greenhouse
gases, Stefan Rahmstorf, a climate searcher of
Potsdam, said. CO2 levels in the atmosphere are that
high as never before. For this rise the man is
responsible. First source is the burning of fossil
fuels, second reason is the cut down of forests. A
rise of concentration leads to a warming. The
consequences are more rains. In the 20th century the
global temperature has risen by 0.6 degrees. In this
century a rise of 1.5 degrees is expected.>
Germany in August 2002, January 2003...
Passau (Germany): flood of Danube on 13
(Germany): flood in Inn road, 13 August 2002
Koblenz (Germany): flood in 2003
Koblenz (Germany): flood in 2003 with a canoeist
When greenhouse gases are not reduced half of Europe will
be inhabitable. When will be charged the main culprits,
"USA" and China?
25 May 2010: Modern Deluge: Half Poland is
from: n-tv online: Panorama: Polen sollen ihre Stadt
verlassen: Oder-Hochwasser kommt schneller; 25.5.2010;
Translation by Michael Palomino
[Situation in Germany at
Oder and Neisse river]
<There is a wooden cross marking the mouth of Neisse
river joining the Oder river in Ratzdorf in Brandenburg.
Normally this cross is on land.
The flood of Oder river is rising faster than calculated
before. In Brandenburg the highest alert stage of 4 will
be announced on Thursday already - and this will be one
day earlier than admitted before, the flood news center of
Frankfort (Oder) said on Tuesday. Catastrophe headquarter
of the country in Potsdam began it's work. In some places
the levees are said to be weak.
In Ratzdorf (Oder and Spree rivers) the flood level of
5.90 meters will be risen at in the morning of Thursday.
Then would be the danger that the levees would be
overcome, the headquarter said. Evacuations are prepared.
Since Wednesday for Oder Spree province between Ratzdorf
and the border line to Frankfurt (Oder) has got an alert
stage of 2. For the evening there was given the suggestion
of an alert stage of 3: Then the levees, the barrages and
all rivers and creeks have to be observed well. In
Frankfurt (Oder) centers with sandbags were installed.
Every household will get 100 sandbags, the mayor Martin
Wilke said. Add to this there is a bridge system prepared.
There are two levees of 5 km each which are considered as
"doubtful cases", in the Neuzell plain and between Gartz
and Friedrichsthal. "We will work with these weak
locations", minister of the interior Rainer Speer (SPD)
said. Both locations were not redeveloped yet. They
condition is of the 1950s/60s yet. But a breaking levee
would only flood a village with weekend cottages.
[Poland]: Population is
called to leave Slubice
Many levees of Vistula river have broken already.
Poland is getting hard days now: In the night to Wednesday
the maximum of the floods of Vistula river will reach the
Baltic Sea, Lukasz Legutko from hydro meteorologic
institute IMGW of Warsaw said. In the afternoon the wave
of flood was passing Tczew in Pomerania, about 30 km from
Gdansk. The number of lethal victims has risen to 16: In
Pulawy a 13 years old girl was falling from a bridge and
died in the floods.
On Oder river in Poland the location of Dobrzejewice
between Glogow and Nowa Sol was considered as a weak
point. The levee is not complete, and it would be
impossible keeping the river in it's river bed, a
community representative said. The location was fortified
with 150,000 sandbags.
Mayor of Polish town of Slubice on Oder river claimed that
the population should leave the town during the flood.
This also would count also for the whole region, mayor
Ryszard Bodziacki said. Schools and preschool institutions
would be closed, and add to this some roads are blocked.
The problem is that the town is built at the most narrow
point of Oder river. He did not want to give the order of
an official evacuation evading panic and costs.
23 locations are flooded
In Plock in the North West of Warsaw the fight against the
floods of Vistula river were going on. A levee was broken
on Sunday and had flooded 23 locations. The water is going
back, but the situation is very earnest, the chief of
central Polish district Mazowsze, Jacek Kozlovski, said.
Vistula river destroyed there a territory of 8,000
hectares, and 2,400 persons had to be taken into safety.
Polish government was gathering organizing financial help
for flood victims. President Donald Tusk announced before
the cabinet meeting that two billion zloties (500 million
euros) will be given. There are 10,000s of helpers working
in the country yet, and 1000s of persons are affected by
In the South of Poland the situation was coming
normalizing step by step. Fiat corporation in Tychy could
begin with their production again, PAP reported. Also the
glass factory in Sandomierz was producing again. Also in
Warsaw the level of the rivers were coming down, but the
levees were going on being weak. Because of this some
schools and preschool institutions were closed in some
parts of the town.>
Pakistan 12.8.2010: Monsoon floods in Pakistan
are "worst natural catastrophe of all times"
Well, it will be worse yet when climate change is going on
and the river beds are not broadened. But the governments
don't want to realize anything but they mean that policy
with the capitalistic bourse could go on like before. The
governments are stuck with the money which they will not
have soon. But read yourself:
from : Stern online: Monsun-Flut in Pakistan: "Die
schlimmste Katastrophe aller Zeiten"; 12.8.2010;
Translation of Michael Palomino:
<Death, destruction, and desperation: Millions of flood
victims in Pakistan need an immediate help. But the
assistants hardly can reach them. The experts are speaking
of the biggest natural disaster of world history.
Pakistan, flood disaster, flood, monsoon, rain, flood.
In their desperation the population want to reach the
relief supplies: Millions of flood victims don't have
John Holmes is the picture of an English gentleman. He
passed the Balliol College in Oxford and was the
ambassador of the Queen in Portugal and France, and since
January 2007 he is the supreme coordinator of emergency
help of the United Nations. When "Sir John" calls the
flood in Pakistan as the biggest natural disaster, bigger
than the earthquake of Haiti or the tsunami, then the
diplomatic world is listening it. "I don't want to have a
list with the ranks of the catastrophes, but the misery is
huge", Holmes said in the UN headquarters in New York. And
the worst has not passed yet considering the estimations
of Pakistani meteorologic administration.
Respect from the victims and also from the work of the UN
assistants would prohibit any comparison, Holmes said.
World wide suffering - caused by earthquakes, floods,
storms, volcano eruptions and wars - all this can only be
managed in a realistic manner of work. "It seems cynical",
a worker of UN office for coordination of humanitarian
affairs (OCHA) said, "but after a catastrophe we have to
bury the deads rapidly because the survivors need all our
Six million need help
In the ruins of Haiti 220,000 people died. The tsunami in
Indian Ocean provoked even more victims. But now
Pakistan's flood is rated as the biggest disaster, Holmes
said, with 1,200 to 1,600 persons dead, but with millions
of survivors who don't have food. In the tsunami
territories 1.1 million persons were homeless. But
Pakistan is passing all this: "Now there are six million
people needing help", Holmes said.
United Nations are making propaganda for immediate help
with their 192 member states, 459 million dollars (352
million euros) are needed for immediate help. "Let's say
clearly", Pakistan UN ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon
said, "the 12 to 14 million victims are all directly
affected by the river." Because the flood is also an
economic catastrophe. In one single province 96 bridges
are destructed, roads have gone, companies have gone,
marketplaces have gone. "About 15 to 20, perhaps 25
percent of the harvest is destructed. We estimate that the
flood has pushed down the gross domestic product by 1 or
"A huge disaster"
Six million persons are in an immediate hardship: "These
are humans who need clean water and food first, and then a
tent, medical care and sanitarian facilities. Ant all this
has to come now", Holmes declared.
"It's difficult to announce precise and equal estimations
for all assistants", Geneva world food program
representatives were stating. Reaching the flood victims
is different in every province, and therefore there are
aberrations. "It's sure that over two million people are
in a critical situation and have to reconstruct their
whole life", a speaker of International Committee of Red
Cross said. "It's a huge disaster, and rain is going on.
But it's also difficult comparing this with other
disasters of former times."
Second flood wave is
And Pakistani boards are waiting for even more floods.
After more rain in the North at the beginning of the week
there will be a second flood wave passing the central
Pakistani province of Punjab coming more to the South, the
head of National Meteorologic Board said. The masses of
water provoke the rise of Chenab river and could hit the
town of Multan despite of all protection measures. Multan
has 4.5 million inhabitants. That would be the biggest
town affected by the flood. "In the next 10 days will be
decisive", the government representative chief said. It's
not clear if the 350 million euros immediate help will be
enough claimed by the United Nations of their 192 member
states in this case.
German organization "Welthungerhilfe" ("World wide help
against hunger") is calling for contributions for flood
victims in Pakistan. "The affected people cannot do
nothing, and the political conditions are difficult", the
aid organization said. "They need our help more than
ever." The flood in Pakistan is "an enormous challenge
never seen before".
Pakistan 14 August 2010: 20 mio. homeless
persons by monsoon floods
from: 20 minuten online: Pakistan: Flut nimmt 20 Millionen
ihr Zuhause; 14.8.2010;
And it became worse and worse: According to Pakistani
government the floods provoked that incredible 20 million
people are left homeless.
A Pakistani soldier with a bag of relief supplies flying
in a helicopter over Jacobabad.
Many more persons are losing their home by the hardest
rains since ever in Pakistan: 20 million Pakistanis are
said to be affected now. National ceremonies for the
national memorial day are canceled. There are first
reports of cholera, but an epidemic is not yet stated. But
an all-clear is not given either.
"Heavy rains and floods have provoked that 20 millions of
persons are homeless now", prime minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani said in a TV speech for national independence day.
United Nations are estimating 14 million affected, and
from these 6 million need urgency aid.
Floods had destructed harvest and food of some billion
dollars, Gilani said. Bridges and roads have gone. Floods
had destructed structure of communication and energy.
And more victims every
According to Gilani 1,384 persons were killed and 1,630
were hurt. More than 1,000 persons were dying in the North
West province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 730,000 houses were
destructed by the floods.
Gilani claimed that Pakistan "needs helping hands
overcoming this disaster". But there is also corruption
and a scandal of abused donations already and this will
perhaps reduce the donations.
Scandal is charging
British daily newspaper "Daily Telegraph" claims - citing
"high representatives" - that after the heavy earthquake
in Pakistan five years ago there had been abused 367
million euros. These financial means have not reached the
headquarters of the reconstruction administration ERRA.
In the population there is always more and more fury
against the government. The danger of social eruptions is
rising. Affected claim that the reaction of the government
to the disaster was too slowly. The victims are mainly
dependent on the help of the army and of foreign
No national day
On Saturday UNO general secretary Ban Ki Moon was awaited
in Pakistan. His coming was planned for the evening in
Islamabad. On Sunday Ban wanted to gather with government
representatives for a visit of the disaster zone.
Because of the flood there were no festivities of the 63th
independence day from British colonial rule. President
Asif Ali Zardari and the army canceled the ceremonies
foreseen for Saturday.
Instead of this Zardari wanted to
visit the provinces of
Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The army wanted to give the
means for the festivities to the victims of the flood.
Epidemic situation not
The organization "doctors without borders" is not
indicating an epidemic yet in the flooded territories. But
there is no all-clear either. Many territories are without
any access yet.
In North Pakistani Swat valley was confirmed the first
case of cholera according to the indication of help
The newspaper "Dawn" reported on Saturday that there was
plunder in Central Pakistani province of Punjab attacking
vehicles with aid to the catastrophe territories of
Muzaffargarh. Meteorologists were predicting more rain for
the following days.
Nigeria 25 September 2010: rainy season with
more rain than normal - government is opening levees -
over one million people homeless
"More rain than normal" - that's even "normal" considering
the climate warming with more humidity and more water in
the clouds - so there is more rain. But the governments
are not preparing this change, and this has the
consequence of floods in settlement areas, broken levees.
Guilty yourself? Yes, precisely, guilty yourself: As a
dweller one has to be flexible and has to choose a dry
place today not being flooded. Climate is changing and one
has to consider that the dry regions are shifting all 20
years. Well, all 20 years a change of location is
acceptable. Here in the article the affected are running
from the floods, a change of location without perspective.
Deluge is coming on almost all the world, and the
governments are not realizing that the river beds at least
have to be doubled. But read yourself:
from: Stern online: Dämme in Nigeria notgeöffnet: Mehr als
eine Million Menschen obdachlos; 25.9.2010;
<There was an emergency opening of two levees in
Nigeria and two million persons are taking their flight
from the water masses. In Federal State of Jigawa all in
all 90,000 ha were flooded and 5,000 villages and towns
At least 1.2 million persons are homeless after the heavy
The authorities of Jigawa State in the north of Nigeria
opened the levees Challawa and Tiga provoking a flood on
Friday affecting about 5,000 villages, a speaker of the
governor said. At least 1.2 million persons are homeless
after the heavy flood. Many houses were taken away,
animals died. Until now there are no reports about deaths,
the local health minister Ibrahim Nashabaru said. After
the first estimations the damage to property is estimated
of 4.5 billion naira (about 215,000 euros). The
authorities declares that they had begun quartering the
affected families in school houses and other public
Rainy season in Nigeria was abnormally heavy this year. A
levee broke, others were washed over. First it was not
clear if the population was warned before the opening of
the levees and if there are persons missed or hurt. In the
affected federal state of Jigawa are living about 4
millions of Nigerians, and about half of them is taking
it's flight. Jigawa is situated in the dry Sahel zone in
the south of Sahara.
In the passed weeks there were heavy floods in Niger and
in Burkina Faso already. Several 100,000 people lost their
homes. Red Cross in Nigeria declared that the authorities
were working composing reports about victims. Priority is
going with supply of the refugees, a speaker said.
Australia 3 January 2011: record floods in
north west Australia - Rockhampton and Theodore
(Queensland) are water sports territory
Flooded Burktown in NW Australia in 2011 after
tropic storm "Tasha"
from: Spiegel online: Rekordflut in Australien: "Lasst
uns eine Arche bauen"; 3.1.2011;
Because of climate change the whole world has to
prepare to double the river beds, or even the
triplication. But the governments are not doing
anything. And then we have once again a "result" of a
tropical storm called like "Tasha". In North West
Australia the towns of Rockhampton or Theodore are
flooded. Crocodiles are swimming, and snakes are
taking their flight. 20 town are cut off, agriculture
has enormous losses, and the government is calling
this flood a "biblical procedure" etc. pp. Well, but
the governments are not ready to double the river beds
at least and changing energy systems with solar
energy. And the affected are helping themselves with
Facebook. But read yourself:
from: Spiegel online: Rekordflut in Australien: "Lasst
uns eine Arche bauen"; 3.1.2011;
The water level is rising in the town of
Rockhampton which is cut off by the flood, 10,000s
of persons are kept in their houses. In the
Internet they are speaking about their experiences
presenting information and photos of the record
flood - and have crisis humor.
Hamburg - "Main town of beef", like this is called
Rockhampton in the guidebooks. Millions of cows are
grazing around the coastal town in North West
Australia - the town is proud with ornaments of over
dimensioned animal puppets. Tourists like the huge
and painted cows, every tourist is taking a photo of
them. Now the well arranged streets of Rockhampton
are flooded, destroyed by the gray brown water
The worst floods since 50 years have cut the town
from the outer world, army helicopters are bringing
new food to Rockhampton. Highways, bridges and
railway lines are blocked. The population is locked
and is forming new alliances in the Internet, above
all by the social network of Facebook. The big
continent is one of the most important markets of
this net - according to the indications of the
company every second Australian has got a
registration with Facebook.
The group "Rockhampton and Queensland Flooding 2010"
has got more than 5,000 members already. Madison
Harrisson in the 30s is nonstop online since the
beginning of the flood warnings. Within seconds she
is answering on news - also when it's midnight in
Calling is not possible because "the lines are
dead", Madison indicates. Internet is still
functioning, it seems to be the communication of the
crisis. People are informed well by web sites of
Australian weather service and emergency
headquarters - and are distributing these
informations to their groups.
Her husband is working in a mine, about 250 km more
in the inner of Australia, wrote Madison. There were
very extraordinary rains provoking that work would
not be possible any more in the mine. "Now he is the
fifth week at home". They present photo albums with
wedding in white and three children.
Natural disasters are nothing special for Madison -
as for the majority of the Australians. "We had a
huge flood in 1991, it was heavy, but this of today
is more than ever". Her house near the airport is
"protected to a level of 10 meters". Yet this level
has not been reached, but meteorologists are
predicting more rain. "Friends of us have lost
everything", Madison writes, "were evacuated from
their houses". "Our house is dry yet, but the town
Shortly before three o'clock local time there is a
new status: "May husband called the police. In 20
minutes also our road will be closed. Now we are
absolutely blocked. Heavy."
Also Carissa is posting around three o'clock in the
night local time: "Thunders". New thunderstorms, new
rain. The administrator is presenting new levels.
Facebook group is converting into a mass live ticker
with news from minute to minute of the floods.
There are also some normal news - with Australian
Carissa: "When will be
eliminated my Christmas decoration in Gladstone
Road? Will this bring misfortune when it's still
it will be eliminated by the flood - and next year
we will get new ones at least."
Jungpapa Jorell has got another idea: "Ladies and
Gentlemen, let's construct an arch. But don't forget
There is even a check list for the emergency case,
and sarcasm is even there: "Help to needy neighbors"
is written there, but also: "Evade looking at the
feet, but watch more DVD". Australian laid back
attitude can be seen even during the emergency case.
"I miss my love!"
Well, the conditions are not at all comfortable.
Purification plants are flooded, sewage waters are
mixing with the flood waters. "This smell is more
and more insufferable", a woman user says. Sherie,
short hair with sympathetic smile calls: "We have to
stay together now and have to function as a
Bernadette is anxious in the group: "Damn it, now we
have a level of 9.1 meters, how will rise the water
yet?" Peter is caring another thing: "I am locked in
my house of a friend. Grrr, I miss my love!!"
In only a few hours there are 100s of news, status
news and photos in Facebook. In the late Monday
evening local time there is a confusion about an
announced food delivery: How will reach the trucks
the town? There is a debate in the commentaries.
Trucks with food are on the way from neighboring
town of Mackay, Anthony writes. There are discussed
the different possibilities of supply by air plane,
helicopter or boats. Then Carissa writes: "The food
is here since a long times." And somebody is
pressing the "like" bottom.
Many users warn from risky maneuvers. "Stay where
you are, the water is rising very fast", Sandy
writes. But there are also confusing rumors as for
example the news of children killed by the floods.
There is no official confirmation for this. Woman
user Tara writes: "The water has reached our
dooryard now. I am afraid." Help is offered -
donations of money, furniture, baby things, clothes.
The members of the group are posting, are presenting
and discussing in a rhythm of minutes, with
commentaries and photos put online. Somebody has
scanned photos of the passed floods of the passed
decades in black and white, others present photos of
flooded playgrounds, bridge piles, hangars, flooded
partly or completely by the water masses. One sees
an assistant in a water taxi in a red life jacket.
And there is a colored plastic cow at the entrance
of Rockhampton - the flood is reaching it's belly.
Meteorologists are predicting that the water level
will rise up to Wednesday.>
And then followed the flooding of Brisbane on 12
Brisbane, water freeway on 12 January 2011:
"Brisbane is like a ghost town - that is the pure
These municipal administrations have
-- missed to double or triple the river beds with
-- missed reforestation
-- missed biologic farming with more earthwoms
-- missed reducing their greenhouse gases
-- and levees are for nothing
-- and cheap concrete constructions are for nothing
-- and principally all houses should be swiming
houses with columns as they are built in Holland.
Oh, be aware: nature will conquer it's space back.
7 October 2011: Again modern deluge in Tailand
from: Spiegel online: Alarmstufe Rot in Thailand;
<By Freddy Sucharai, Bangkok
Hundreds of persons have died already, the temples are
in danger to sink, tourist center Phuket has to be
afraid of mud avalanches. Worst floods since half a
century begin to urge Tailand at the outmost of it's
forces - and in many places the worst is coming yet.
Around the clock hundreds of helpers have erected
security walls, were shifting sand bags. But it was all
in vain - after 10 minutes all had gone, the water was
stronger. The floods of Chao Phraya river flooded the
almost 500 years old Chai Watthanaram temple in
Ayuttaya. Now the helpers try to save at least the
Stupa, the monument in the center of the historic plant
- hindering that the basic walls will be damaged in the
ground because the whole temple is in danger.
Since weeks there are floods in the northern provinces
of Tailand. "That's the worst flood since 52 years",
indicates teh chief of Ban-Tak province, Thanin
Wichitrakoon. The floods have affected 28 provinces
already, 2.6 million persons are affected according to
government reports. In the province of Thanin, Ban-Tak,
42 villages can be reached only by boat.
182 streets are unusable in the desaster area, also the
Asian highway, the most important connection between
Bangkok to the north. Trains from the main town to
Chiang Mai are stopped since days. The number of the
lethal victims is more than 240. Three persons were
missed. "And it will be worse yet", Wiboon Sanguanpong
indicates. He is the director of teh center for crisis
intervention and for the fight against the floods.>
16 October 2011: Deluge in Tailand: Crocodiles