Along the Po
The Po is Italy’s longest river – with a length of more than 650 km, it stretches from Monviso in the Cottian Alps to the Adriatic Sea. For a long time it was considered the lifeline of Northern Italy. It contributed significantly to the prosperity of the region. The effects of climate change in Europe are particularly felt in the Southern Alpine region. Having experienced increasingly frequent droughts over the past twenty years, it was particularly devastating this year. The lack of snow in the mountains last winter, the absence of rain for months and the prolonged period of heat have led to the drying up of the Po and its tributaries.
Excerpts from the series have been published by Zeit Online in Germany.