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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.

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming'

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2015

Can we still stop global warming? Only if we radically change our capitalist system, argues author Naomi Klein. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she explains why the time has come to abandon small steps for a radical new approach. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbšumer more... Comment ]

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet?

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2015

World leaders decided in Copenhagen that global warming should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius. Achieving that target, though, would take nothing less than a miracle. With another round of climate negotiations approaching, it is becoming increasingly clear that mankind has failed to address its most daunting problem. By Alexander Jung, Horand Knaup, Samiha Shafy and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

The Grapes of Wrath: France's Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat

The Grapes of Wrath: France's Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2014

In France, climate change is no longer just an abstract problem. The culinary country's grand wine culture is threatened by rising global temperatures. Vintners are fighting to save a part of our world culture heritage that spans the last two millennia. By Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]

Financial Scandal: Organizational Change Has Led to Chaos in Greenpeace

Financial Scandal: Organizational Change Has Led to Chaos in Greenpeace

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 23, 2014

Last week, news emerged that a Greenpeace employee had lost millions in donor money through ill-conceived currency deals. Now the environmentalists are in danger of losing their biggest asset: their credibility. By Michaela Schiessl more... Comment ]

A Heated Debate: Are Climate Scientists Being Forced to Toe the Line?

A Heated Debate: Are Climate Scientists Being Forced to Toe the Line?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 23, 2014

After joining a controversial lobby group critical of climate change, meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson claims he was shunned by colleagues, leading him to quit. Some scientists complain pressure to conform to consensus opinion has become a serious hindrance in the field. By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]

Climate Change†Debate: A Famous Scientist Becomes a Skeptic

Climate Change†Debate: A Famous Scientist Becomes a Skeptic

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 12, 2014

Meteorologist Lennart Bengtsson has long been considered a cool head in the often heated conflict over global warming. In an interview, he defends his decision to join an organization that is skeptical of climate change. Interview Conducted By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]

UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 26, 2014

In 2007, the IPCC predicted that rising global temperatures would kill off many species. But in its new report, part of which will be presented next Monday, the UN climate change body backtracks. There is a shortage of evidence, a draft version claims. By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]

Green Fade-Out: Europe to†Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Green Fade-Out: Europe to†Ditch Climate Protection Goals

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2014

The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]

Green Revolution? German Brown Coal Power Output Hits New High

Green Revolution? German Brown Coal Power Output Hits New High

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 07, 2014

Germany plans to wean itself off CO2-belching coal-fired power stations. But new figures show that coal power output in 2013 reached its highest level in more than 20 years. Researchers blame cheap CO2 emissions permits, and demand urgent reforms. more... Comment ]

Filmmaker Randy Olson: Climate Change Is 'Bo-Ho-Horing'

Filmmaker Randy Olson: Climate Change Is 'Bo-Ho-Horing'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 20, 2013

Has the climate change "brand" been ruined? Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson says that the problem with trying to raise awareness about global warming is that it's the most boring subject on earth. Interview Conducted By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]