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Global Warning

Heat waves, sinking cities, droughts and disappearing polar ice caps -- the effects of climate change are catastrophic. Despite the consequences, human activity continues to belch greenhouse gases while a rising tide of activists questions the science behind prevailing data.

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate. By Marian Blasberg, Marco Evers, Jens Glüsing and Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2018

Global sea levels are rising steadily as a result of climate change and the IPCC believes the deluge has already begun. What will it mean for humankind? And what changes will this bring to our coasts and our way of life? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?

The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2018

Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon change our lives? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Michael Bloomberg: 'We Should Help' Donald Trump

Interview with Michael Bloomberg: 'We Should Help' Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 26, 2017

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his efforts to combat climate change and his political opponent Donald Trump, who he says should be given a helping hand to prevent a failing presidency. Interview Conducted by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more...


The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

All G-20 participants, except for the U.S., underlined their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. It is a significant success for Merkel, even if Turkish President Erdogan changed his mind after the summit. An Analysis by Holger Dambeck more... Comment ]

Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2017

The U.S. is isolated when it comes to climate change at the G-20 -- and it is a disagreement that will likely be mentioned in the summit's closing declaration, SPIEGEL has learned. By David Böcking more... Comment ]


Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 14, 2017

Climate change has been causing dramatic, accelerated changes in the Arctic. Now, a team of researchers has deployed two planes and a ship, along with advanced new technology, to take a closer look at one of its least understood causes: clouds. By Marco Evers more... Comment ]

Trump and the Paris Agreement: A Turning Point in History

Trump and the Paris Agreement: A Turning Point in History

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 02, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord marks an epochal shift. With the America no longer reliable, it is time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to look for new partners. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Martin Doerry more... Comment ]


Paris Disagreement: Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

Paris Disagreement: Donald Trump's Triumph of Stupidity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 02, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other G-7 leaders did all they could to convince Trump to remain part of the Paris Agreement. But he didn't listen. Instead, he evoked deep-seated nationalism and plunged the West into a conflict deeper than any since World War II. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'Death Awaits': Africa Faces Worst Drought in Half a Century

'Death Awaits': Africa Faces Worst Drought in Half a Century

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2016

The worst drought in half a century has stricken large parts of Africa -- a consequence of El Niño and high population growth. More than 50 million people are threatened by hunger and few countries have been hit as hard as Ethiopia. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]