A storm, feared by some experts to reach speeds of up to 90mph is currently approaching Europe over the North Sea. Coastal cities all over northern Europe are preparing for some of the worst weather extremes of the last 20 years. Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands are on “high alert” and are urging residents to prepare for “Emma”, before the storm hits Europe late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning. It is yet unclear how this will impact trade in Europe’s biggest ports of Hamburg and Rotterdam, but similar storms have caused up to 200 million Euros of damage in trade alone. “Emma” serves as yet another reminder of the urgency to stop climate change in order to protect European and international trade and welfare.
by Aurora Hamm