Paris flooding

Paris is currently experiencing a flooding of the river Seine. The high water is the result of higher than normal amounts of rainfall during this winter. It shows the importance of the Paris agreement on climate change. It also underscores the fact that all nations have a duty to participate in the agreement, not only for their own sake, but also for the sake of others!

This picture is from a few weeks ago, January 6 2018 - today theater in the Seine is even higher.
This picture is from a few weeks ago, January 6 2018 – today the water in the Seine is even higher.

It was already evident at the very beginning of the year that the river Seine was at higher water levels than normal, and since then it has only gotten higher. The Louvre museum has closed parts and have plans for evacuating some artworks should the threat become imminent.

The Seine with Ile Saint-Louis and Notre Dame in the background.
The Seine with Ile Saint-Louis and Notre Dame in the background.
A view of the swollen river Seine.
A view of the swollen river Seine.
Looking out over the river Seine with Ice St-louis in the background, notice the trees underwater in the foreground, that is normally a parklike area with a walkway.
Looking out over the river Seine with Ile Saint-Louis in the background, notice the trees underwater in the foreground, that is normally a parklike little area next to the river.
Flooded stairs leading down to a walkway by the Seine.
Flooded stairs leading down to a walkway by the Seine.
Another view of the river Seine towards Ice Saint-Louis.
Another view of the river Seine towards Ile Saint-Louis.
The birds love all the water...
The birds love all the water…
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