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No End in Sight

After several international summits, the failure to form a global consensus on carbon emissions is driving a wedge between the West and developing nations who want the same rights to development as their industrial forbearers.

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 ]

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel's hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany's relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary of angering the United States. By Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter 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 ]


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 ]

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 ]


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 ]

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 ]


Climate Summit Trap: Capitalism's March toward Global Collapse

Climate Summit Trap: Capitalism's March toward Global Collapse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

The Warsaw conference demonstrated that the "climate summit" model is broken and, more importantly, that capitalism itself is driving us to the brink. Protests are not the solution -- it's time to fight the system using its own weapons. An Essay by Harald Welzer more... Comment ]

Climate Research: Lessons from Typhoon 'Haiyan'

Climate Research: Lessons from Typhoon 'Haiyan'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 12, 2013

Many at the climate conference in Warsaw and around the world see a link between global warming and the devastating typhoon in the Philippines. But several studies point to other causes -- and even more worrisome trends. By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]