The Drought and Energy Problems in Europe are Getting Past the Point of No Return
All of the major rivers in Europe are in danger of completely drying up. Of course it’s not just Europe but the entire world that is facing water shortages that are unprecedented in history with no end in sight.
The energy problem in Europe is getting bigger, as the levels of the big rivers are dropping dramatically. Danube, Rhine and Ligira begin to dry up.
Europe’s worst drought in years has dropped the Danube River to one of its lowest levels in a century, with the remains of dozens of German warships sunk near the town of Prahovo emerging from the water. during World War II.
The ships, packed with explosives, were among hundreds sunk in the Danube in 1944 as the German Black Sea Fleet retreated in the face of advancing Soviet forces. To this day, shipwrecks still impede navigation on the river when the water level drops.
This year’s drought, which scientists say is a consequence of global warming, has brought to light again more than 20 skeletons of these ships in a stretch of the Danube in eastern Serbia.
Some of these ships contain tons of ammunition and explosives and are considered a danger to navigation.
“The German flotilla left behind an ecological disaster that threatens us, the residents of Prahovo,” commented 74-year-old Velimir Trailovic, a retired resident of the town who has written a book about the ships.
Workers in the local fishing industry are also at risk.
The months-long drought and high temperatures are causing river levels to drop in other parts of Europe as well, such as in Germany, Italy and France.
In Serbia, authorities resorted to dredging to keep navigation lanes open on the Danube. In the area of Prahovo, due to sunken warships, the navigable section of the Danube has been reduced to 100 meters, from 180 before.
The Nazi fleet of 20 World War German warships that re-surfaced as the water level in the River Danube in Serbia plummeted due to the soaring temperatures and lack of rain.
Then there’s the energy markets in Europe going crazy as the German government tells residents to forgo a shower and just use a washcloth and sponge bathe instead. This of course will save on gas and teach those Russians and Putin a lesson!
Reuters reported earlier this week that a number of power forward contracts traded in the EU hit highs because of what increasingly looks like a perfect energy storm, affecting every energy source in one way or another.
“A number of factors are adding up: The market is uncertain about whether (French utility) EDF will increase nuclear availability enough for winter, which explains the price differences between the two countries [France and Germany],” Rystad Energy analyst Fabian Ronningen told Reuters.
EDF has had to significantly reduce the capacity utilization rate of its nuclear power plants because droughts in France have reduced water availability for cooling the reactors. But the drought came on top of earlier problems: reactor corrosion that prompted the utility to close some of them earlier this year, effectively reducing the supply of electricity available for sale on the domestic or regional market.
Meanwhile, in Germany, wind output is low, and so is the water level of the Rhine—a key transport route for things like coal, for example. Germany’s economy is quite dependent on this crucial shipping corridor, but when the water level is critically low, shippers simply cannot load the usual volume of cargo, meaning that coal and other commodities are reaching their destinations in smaller mounts and more slowly.
The drought is also affecting hydropower output, adding to worries about future supply. Because of the drought, Norway, which generates more than two-thirds of its electricity from hydropower, announced it would curb electricity exports, threatening supply for other European countries at the worst possible time. In the UK, there’s talk about blackouts.
As you can see there is a major energy, water and food crisis engulfing the world. This post was just to show you what’s going on in Europe but do some searching and you’ll see water crises happening all over the world!
Even the great Euphrates river is drying up as the water wars begin and nations dam up the river to conserve water for themselves. Of course this will be devastating for any kind of crop production as well since the river is used heavily for irrigation.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Rev 16:2
Prayed up and prepped up everyone! Time is very short!
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