In a statement, Demanding a strong commitment to the fight against climate change, Steinmeier stated that this is the only alternative to preventing climate change., Like heavy rain punishing the country.
“Only if we are committed to resolving climate change will we be able to control the harsh climate we are experiencing now,” he said, adding that he was devastated by the “disaster”.
Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Europe today, with at least 1,000 people missing
In Germany, presidential power is rhetorical without political power, and is currently headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Merkel is on an official official visit to the United States on her last trip to the country before leaving office last September after more than 15 years in power.
The Chancellor said on Thursday (15) that it was a day of fear, despair and suffering as “small rivers turned into floods and devastating torrents”.
Rains also affected Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Luxembourg.. In Belgium, 14 people are dead and 4 are missing.
“I offer my condolences and extend my heart to the people who lost loved ones. I will be in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands,” he said, adding that the full extent of the tragedy will only be known in the next few days. .
Rains cause flooding in the Blessem district of Erfstadt, Germany. Photo provided by the Cologne District Government on July 16, 2021. – Photo: Rain-erft-craze via AP
Video: Drone footage shows the damage caused by the floods in Germany