German Climate Adviser 'Industrialized Nations Are Facing CO2 Insolvency'

In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the German government's climate protection adviser, argues that drastic measures must be taken in order to prevent a catastrophe. He is proposing the creation of a CO2 budget for every person on the planet, regardless whether they live in Berlin or Beijing.
An average German emits about 11 tons of CO2 per year.

An average German emits about 11 tons of CO2 per year.

Foto: MICK TSIKAS/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Christian Schwägerl.
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