DW talks to an expert from German Research Center for Geosciences in Potsdam. He specialises in flood risk and forecasting.
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As scientists warn that increased flooding marks the end of a stable climate, we must step up our efforts to minimize the damage caused by extreme weather events, write Ban Ki-moon and Patrick Verkooijen.
Thousands of tons of refuse are being cleared from Germany's flood-hit regions. Removing unprecedented mountains of belongings is a challenge, but it is also helping residents begin to move forward.
Extreme weather is on the rise worldwide: heavy and severe rains, flash floods and landslides have also occurred in Germany.
Global warming, a weakening jet stream and the moon will combine to cause more devastating heat waves and floods in the coming decades.
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