Shockwave from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano measured in Germany – an examplary event to think about

Our air knows no boundaries and it is quite exhilarating to see that the shockwaves produced by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano eruption almost 16.800km away were measured by our instruments deployed around Frankfurt (see chart). The shockwave travelled almost 16 hours. Not only that, but it seems that the same shockwave travelled around the globe and reached the same point another 18 hours later!

Why this is relevant? This exemplifies that our atmosphere knows no boundaries. And that events from emissions to eruptions ripple across the globe. Some of these events happen in slow motion, but they do happen and do have a measurable effect today. Read more

The Road from Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh: Combating Climate Change

On Saturday, January 8, the 4th edition of the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh started. This six-day event has the mission to bring together youth from around the world and the decision-makers and different influential officials. The forum is a chance for you to engage with top policy-makers in the region and network with promising youth in the region and the world determined to create change in the world we live in today.

We at Hawa Dawa are proud that our CEO and co-founder, Karim Tarraf, has been invited to join „The Road from “Glasgow” to “Sharm El-Sheikh”: Combating Climate Change Panel Discussion“. Read more

German Government’s coalition agreement 2021-2025: What can be the impact on environment and climate?

„Wir wollen die Potentiale der Digitalisierung für mehr Nachhaltigkeit nutzen“ – so beginnt der Abschnitt zu „Nachhaltigkeit in der Digitalisierung“ im Koalitionsvertrag von der SPD, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen und FDP. Die 17 Globalen Nachhaltigkeitsziele der Vereinten Nationen (SGD) sollen Richtschnur der Regierungspolitik sein und Klimaschutz soll zu einer Querschnittaufgabe werden. Read more

Background to Climate and Climate Change

Climate

“Climate change is the greatest threat of the future. Every state must cooperate in combating the causes and mitigating the consequences.” (Klaus Töpfer)

The word climate comes from Greek and essentially means “inclination” or “curvature”. It does not mean the inclination of the Earth’s axis but the curvature and coherence of the Earth itself. The totality of weathers events is called climate. Weather is local, and climate is global. The larger and more complex a system, the slower it changes, and climate is arbitrarily complex. Read more