Leading Climatologist on Fukushima 'We Are Looting the Past and Future to Feed the Present'

Leading German climate scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber talks to SPIEGEL about the lessons of the Fukushima disaster, the future of nuclear energy in Germany and why our society needs to be transformed. "We consume as much oil in one year as was created in 5.3 million years," he warns.
Von Katrin Elger und Christian Schwägerl
A doctor screens a Japanese child from Fukushima prefecture for signs of radiation.

A doctor screens a Japanese child from Fukushima prefecture for signs of radiation.

Foto: KIM KYUNG-HOON/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Katrin Elger and Christian Schwägerl.