Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
euronews | Scientists have built a 'digital twin' of Earth to predict the future of climate change , 11 June
The project, activated by the European Commission on 10 June with over €315 million in funding from the Digital Europe programme, hopes to provide a method of testing scenarios that will help policymakers and scientists to prepare for the future.
[...]
DestinE will be used to help Europe respond to natural disasters more effectively, adapt to climate change, and assess the potential socioeconomic and policy impacts of such events. Hypothetical scenarios such as building wind farms across Europe and information on where to plant crops as our climate changes could be provided by the model.

"If you are planning a two-​metre high dike in The Netherlands, for example, I can run through the data in my digital twin and check whether the dike will in all likelihood still protect against expected extreme events in 2050," said Peter Bauer, co-initiator of Project Destination Earth, when the project was initially announced in 2021.
[...]

Up to 5m of beach are disappearing from this Spanish coast every year: Is climate change to blame?, 10 June
[...]
According to the Ministry of Ecological Transition, this specific stretch of coastline [Costa del Sol] has lost more than 200,000 square metres of beach during this time period [2016-202]. Initially made vulnerable by human action it is now being eroded by climate change.
[...]
Patching the damage is costing the Spanish government tens of millions of euros each year. Sand has to be brought in from elsewhere to fill up the beaches for the summer tourism season. This sand is then, once again, pulled away by erosion—sometimes at a faster rate than it can be replaced.
Most of the surface ozone contributing to deaths in Europe is 'imported' pollution from elsewhere, 6 June
by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 06:31:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Display:

Occasional Series