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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.

Fridays for Horsepower: The German Motorists Who Oppose Greta Thunberg

Fridays for Horsepower: The German Motorists Who Oppose Greta Thunberg

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2019

Motorists in Germany are banding together to oppose climate activists' calls to limit the use of cars. Politicians are taking them seriously because, unlike the Fridays for Future movement and its leader Greta Thunberg, most members of the Fridays for Horsepower group can vote. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Climate Change Ground Zero: Melting Permafrost Imperils Arctic Residents

Climate Change Ground Zero: Melting Permafrost Imperils Arctic Residents

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2019

The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet, and dangers lurk in its frozen soil. Nowhere are the effects of global warming more evident than in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. By Raphael Thelen more...


Maximum Impact: Extinction Rebellion Takes Aim at Berlin

Maximum Impact: Extinction Rebellion Takes Aim at Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 04, 2019

The climate activists from Extinction Rebellion are tired of compromise and are hoping to use civil disobedience to force politicians to take action on global warming. Next week, they aim to shut down Berlin. By Dialika Neufeld more...

Greta Thunberg in America: The Climate Activist vs. World Leaders

Greta Thunberg in America: The Climate Activist vs. World Leaders

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 03, 2019

Greta Thunberg has become a symbolic figure in the battle against climate change, with many revering her as a savior. Is it possible that she's the last reasonable person on a planet that has gone off the rails? By Lothar Gorris, Philipp Oehmke, Tobias Rapp and Kurt Stukenberg more... Comment ]


Scorched Earth: Cities Seek to Protect Themselves from Climate Change

Scorched Earth: Cities Seek to Protect Themselves from Climate Change

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2019

The consequences of global warming have long since become tangible in the form of heat waves, floods and droughts. Many cities are taking proactive measures to avoid the direst consequences, but things could get worse. A lot worse. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Great Melt: A New Effort to Understand the Warming Arctic

Great Melt: A New Effort to Understand the Warming Arctic

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 23, 2019

Nowhere is the globe warming as fast as in the Arctic, where ice is rapidly disappearing. Now, researchers have embarked on the biggest polar expedition of all time, with the goal of untangling the complex dynamics at play. By Johann Grolle more...


Finding a Balance: The Challenge of Climate Change in a Democracy

Finding a Balance: The Challenge of Climate Change in a Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 20, 2019

Even as climate change represents an enormous challenge, it is essential that we not abandon our democratic principles to address it. That might not be as easy as it sounds. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Dirk Kurbjuweit more...

Global Warming: How America Turned Me Into a Climate Killer

Global Warming: How America Turned Me Into a Climate Killer

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2019

I grew up in Germany making my own granola bars and relying on my bicycle for transportation. Now that I am in Denver, though, I drink coffee out of a Styrofoam cup and eat my meals off of plastic plates. In America, there's no way around it. By Anna Clauß more...


Extinction Rebellion: A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement

Extinction Rebellion: A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 23, 2019

Alongside Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion is establishing itself as the second arm of a new global climate protection movement. Forged from the lessons of past protest cultures and a present-day understanding of mental health and sensitivity, the group seems to be finding its stride. By Georg Fahrion more...

Growing Pains: Fridays for Future Is About to Turn One

Growing Pains: Fridays for Future Is About to Turn One

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 01, 2019

Just under a year ago, Greta Thunberg launched her campaign to save the climate. The Fridays for Future movement has been growing bigger and bigger and is also experiencing some growing pains -- at least in Germany. By Annette Bruhns, Heike Klovert, Franca Quecke and Andreas Wassermann more...