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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.

Tuvalu Prime Minister on Global Warming: A Cry for Help from 'the Edge of the Cliff'

Tuvalu Prime Minister on Global Warming: A Cry for Help from 'the Edge of the Cliff'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2015

The Pacific atoll of Tuvalu is one of the countries most threatened by global warming. Already, people have begun leaving as sea levels rise. Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga fears that the world still doesn't care about the world's most threatened populations. more... Comment ]

Going for Broke in Paris: It's Now or Never for the Climate

Going for Broke in Paris: It's Now or Never for the Climate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2015

This week, the most important event of the year began: 195 countries are negotiating the future of our planet in Paris. The world's most powerful leaders must now demand sacrifices from their citizens in order to save the climate. A Commentary by Florian Harms more... Comment ]

Berlin Accomplices: The German Government's Role in the VW Scandal

Berlin Accomplices: The German Government's Role in the VW Scandal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2015

Volkswagen's deceit goes well beyond diesel emissions. The company's fuel efficiency claims have also been revealed as fraudulent. But some of the guilt lies with a German government that did all it could to make life easy on automakers. By Hubert Gude, Dietmar Hawranek, Gerald Traufetter and Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Amid climate change, drought and mismanagement, our world's most valuable resource is becoming scarce. Much of the crisis is man-made -- and even water-rich countries like Germany are to blame. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

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 Brinkbäumer 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 ]