What’s troubling Germany? This can, truth be told, be the title of a documentary that can be based on the everyday life, rather travails of the European nation in the past twelve months. In other way, this can also be the cover title of a book dealing with essays from the contemporary German life, the book, of course, talking about how much has Germany come to face in the lead-up to the lockdown and the post-COVID life.
And one supposes, either of the ideas could be rather interesting for the simple reason that there’s nothing like the post-lockdown or post-COVID life in Germany for the simple reason that there’s still a nationwide lockdown where the strongman of Western Europe is concerned.
To a country that was already struggling with sluggish economic growth, the entire economy actually contracting by as much as 5 per cent at the completion of 2020, it seems the slew of troubles concerning Germany just haven’t ended.
Now the real question is- what’s troubling Germany even now?
Is there a new problem that has arisen and requires greater attention than most?
Apparently, snow melting has led to floods in different parts of the Western European democratic republic.
At a time where the climate troubles have been acerbic than ever and more real than what our closed-minds would’ve ever perceived, it pinches to think that mother nature’s taken a bad toll of things. And that global warming is constantly making its presence felt in strange ways.
At present, it seems Southern Germany has come under the grip of a strange climactic trouble!
And to understand the exactness of the issue, here’s what a report published in Hindustan Times talked about:
Rivers around Germany continued to swell Thursday, fed by melting snow and regular rain and leading to widespread flooding and disruptions to shipping traffic.
Residents in the eastern community of Burkhardtsdorf in Saxony, not far from the Czech Republic border, built sandbag barricades outside their homes as the Zwoenitz river that runs through the town overflowed its banks.
In the west, the Rhine’s crest dropped slightly but remained at high levels in Cologne, the dpa news agency reported.
Shipping traffic that was halted earlier in the week after it became unsafe for boats to pass beneath bridges and was allowed to resume on Thursday, though authorities warned that levels were expected to increase again before the weekend.
That being said, how does Germany tackle this problem and when will things get sunnier and brighter, is something most would be concerned about.
Watch this space for more updates on the country!