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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.

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 ]


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 ]