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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.

Interview with Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon: 'I Would Like to Live Completely Sustainably'

Interview with Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon: 'I Would Like to Live Completely Sustainably'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 21, 2019

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, 45, has been driving an electric car for 15 years and is a champion of renewable energy sources. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about sustainability and his own country's reliance on fossil fuel production. Interview Conducted by Alexander Jung and Alexander Kühn more... Comment ]

Climate Stasis: German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future

Climate Stasis: German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2019

In 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country was turning away from nuclear energy in favor of a renewable future. Since then, however, progress has been limited. Berlin has wasted billions of euros and resistance is mounting. By Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung, Stefan Schultz and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection

The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2019

German populists are adopting climate change denialism as a new campaign strategy. The far-right Alternative for Germany party has begun directing its unscientific claims at global warming activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and says it wants to be the party that "saves diesel." By Vera Deleja-Hotko, Ann-Katrin Müller and Gerald Traufetter more...

Our Climate Catastrophe: The Kids Aren't Nearly Angry Enough

Our Climate Catastrophe: The Kids Aren't Nearly Angry Enough

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 16, 2019

The school children who have been protesting to stop climate change every Friday have understood a basic truth: They are being betrayed. By politicians. By business leaders. And by an entire generation of denialists. A Commentary By Christian Stöcker more...


Interview with Sir David Attenborough: 'Collecting Memories Isn't the Same as Collecting Ammonites'

Interview with Sir David Attenborough: 'Collecting Memories Isn't the Same as Collecting Ammonites'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 01, 2019

Sir David Attenborough has long been a household name for his landmark nature documentaries for the BBC. Now, his Netflix series "Our Planet" is starting on April 5. In a DER SPIEGEL interview, he speaks of his passion for collecting, joking with the queen and how to approach male gorillas. Interview Conducted by Hauke Goos and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: 'My Generation Has Been Fooled'

The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: 'My Generation Has Been Fooled'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2019

Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier. Interview Conducted By Gerald Traufetter and Melanie Amann more...


Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 17, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate. By Marian Blasberg, Marco Evers, Jens Glüsing and Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2018

Global sea levels are rising steadily as a result of climate change and the IPCC believes the deluge has already begun. What will it mean for humankind? And what changes will this bring to our coasts and our way of life? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?

The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2018

Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon change our lives? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Michael Bloomberg: 'We Should Help' Donald Trump

Interview with Michael Bloomberg: 'We Should Help' Donald Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 26, 2017

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his efforts to combat climate change and his political opponent Donald Trump, who he says should be given a helping hand to prevent a failing presidency. Interview Conducted by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more...