Saul Luciano Lliuya. Photo: DPA UPDATE: A German court ruled Thursday that it would hear a Peruvian farmer's case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a "historic breakthrough". Farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya's … [Read more...] about German judges agree to hear Peruvian farmer’s climate case against RWE
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In an interview with German daily Die Welt, EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas urged Germany to intensify its commitment towards cutting heat-trapping greenhouse gases and combating global warming. Dimas conceded that Germany is a world leader when it comes to … [Read more...] about EU Urges Germany to Do More to Combat Climate Change
Europe's four hottest years on record were 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004, the agency said. "Ten percent of Alpine glaciers disappeared during the summer of 2003 alone," the report said. "At current rates, three-quarters of Switzerland's glaciers will have melted by 2050. Europe has … [Read more...] about Europe Facing Environmental Disaster Through Global Warming
The forecast for US cooperation on global climate policy doesn't look good. President-elect Donald Trump has said that the US would drop out of the Paris Agreement and he called global warming a "hoax" in 2014 during an extremely cold winter. The scientific community tends … [Read more...] about How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming
With wisps of morning fog drifting across the surface of the Irrsee, ecologist Harald Ficker lowers a thermometer into the deep blue water to measure the Earth's global warming fever. Since the 1970s, the water has warmed about 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - twice … [Read more...] about Can we save our lakes from global warming?