Photo Gallery: Germany's Stance on Climate Change
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Stance on Climate Change

German Environment Minister 'Our Lifestyle Has Revolved Around a Dangerous Egotism'

In a SPIEGEL interview, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen, 46, discusses the United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, the West's ecological deficit and the halting efforts for Germany to abandon nuclear plants and shift almost entirely to renewable energy sources.
Interview conducted by René Pfister and Christian Schwägerl; Translated from the German by Paul Cohen