The European Union: Climate Policy

Sunday, 2 February 2020 - 06:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Flag of Europe (Latest update: 23 August 2022) The European Union’s climate policy is a European policy area that aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to transform European economies into a low carbon economy. On the one hand, the EU’s climate policy aims to reduce its own emissions of greenhouse gases (mitigation), for example through the emissions trading system that has existed since 2005. However, since limiting anthropogenic climate change can ultimately only be achieved at the global level, the EU is also actively involved in the negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The EU’s climate policy also pursues the goal of limiting the effects of climate change (adaptation), for example through civil protection measures in Europe or through conflict prevention in developing countries.

Climate policy has become one of the most dynamic EU policies in recent years. Organizationally, climate policy has long been located in the Directorate-General for the Environment. The Barroso II Commission has for the first time created the post of Commissioner for Climate Action, which is now independent of the Environment Commissioner (Paris Agreement, United Nations Climate Change conference, European Commission – Climate Action, Fridays for Future, Flint water crisis, Boston Globe, 26 June 2018: Thirty years later, what needs to change in our approach to climate change, The New York Times Magazine, 1 August 2018: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change, The washington Post, 8 August 2018: Once prized and profitable, beachfront real estate can now be a losing proposition, CNN, 20 March 2019: Mexico’s ‘green gold’: The company powering cars with cactus juice, Forbes, 21 May 2019: Soil Erosion Washes Away $8 Billion Annually, France24, 17 June 2019: EU leaders to debate push for zero emissions by 2050, The Guardian, 20 June 2019: UK citizens’ assembly on climate emergency announced, DW, 20 June 2019: Belarus: E40 Waterway an eco-threat, The Guardian, 20 June 2019: Central European countries block EU moves towards 2050 zero carbon goal, The Guardian, 21 June 2019: Greenpeace activist: ‘Mark Field needs anger management’, BBC, 23 June 2019: Climate protesters storm Garzweiler coalmine in Germany, BBC, 24 June 2019: Wind power: £100m fund aims to boost UK companies, BBC, 24 June 2019: Climate change: Cashing in on CO2, France24, 26 June 2019: France falls short on emission targets, says climate council, The National 26 June 2019: UAE gears up for United Nations climate change summit in Abu Dhabi, CNN, 26 June 2019: Germany’s temperature record smashed as Europe’s heat wave intensifies, BBC, 27 June 2019: European heatwave sets new June temperature records, France24, 29 June 2019: US still outsider at G20 over fighting climate change, CNN, 29 June 2019: Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic. Critics dub it a ‘floating Chernobyl’, The National, 30 June 2019: Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting: ‘The situation is urgent’, France24, 2 July 2019: Last month ‘hottest June on record’ as heatwave swept Europe, The Guardian, 2 July 2019: Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier, The Guardian, 7 July 2019: One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns, Al Jazeera, 8 July 2019: Israel’s ‘environmental crisis’ is of its own making, France24, 8 July 2019: French development agency chief on the issue of climate justice, France24, 9 July 2019: Paris follows London to declare ‘climate emergency’, The Washington Post, 9 July 2019: Trump’s ‘environmental leadership’ is sending us to a climate disaster, CNN, 13 July 2019: Tropical Storm Barry, USA Today, 13 July 2019. Now a hurricane, Barry nears Louisiana coast packing heavy rain, NOLA.com, 13 July 2019: Hurricane Barry heads for Louisiana: Live updates, photos, storm info (The Atlantic, 25 August 2015: New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina), CNN, 15 July 2019: Staten Island seawall: Designing for climate change, CNN, 16 July 2019: Morocco in the fast lane with world’s largest concentrated solar farm, The National, 16 July 2019: Dubai community bans plastic bottles from restaurants and cafes, Reuters, 17 July 2019: Lionfish invasion in Cyprus? If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em, France24, 23 July 2019: Young ecologist Greta Thunberg addresses French parliament, The Guardian, 26 July 2019: If you can’t stand the heat … stop being a climate emergency denier, Earth Overshoot Day, France24, 29 July 2019: Earth Overshoot Day: Planet’s 2019 resources ‘budget’ already spent, The Guardian, 31 July 2019: Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listen, BBC, 6 August 2019: Russia arms dump fire: Huge blaze in Siberia extinguished, The Guardian, 7 August 2019: ‘Part of German soul’ under threat as forests die, The National, 8 August 2019: UN: ‘Closing window’ to stop climate change threatening world’s food supply, The New York Times, 8 August 2019: Climate Change Threatens World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns, Bloomberg, 9 August 2019: The World’s Largest Forest Has Been on Fire for Months, The New York Times, 24 August 2019: Amazon Fires Prompt Action From Europe, and Silence From U.S., Saudi Gazette, 24 August 2019: As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires, CNN, 26 August 2019: Brazil’s Bolsanaro says he ‘loves’ the Amazon. But his policies are designed to wreak havoc on it, The Guardian, 26 August 2019: Fires are devouring the Amazon. And Jair Bolsonaro is to blame, BBC, 26 August 2019: Amazon fires: G7 to release funds for fire-fighting planes, CNN, 26 August 2019: Trump skips G7 climate summit with aides claiming scheduling conflict, Politico.eu, 26 August 2019: UN chief urges G7 to do more on climate, BBC, 27 August 2019: Amazon fires: Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid (no wonder. It is a declared goal by Bolsonaro to massively destroy further Amazon jungle in order to achieve short-sighted and short-term economic benefits. It can therefore evidently be assumed that Bolsonaro and his henchmen are behind the large-scale arson attacks on the Amazon region.), The Guardian, 27 August 2019: Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7 (Bolsonaro is just one more example for the fact that nationalists and racists worldwide can be principally characterized by their very limited intellectual capacities), CNN, 27 August 2019: Bolsonaro’s ego stands in the way of saving the Amazon, France24, 27 August 2019: Bolsonaro makes accepting millions in G7 aid for Amazon contingent on apology from Macron, The New York Times, 28 August 2019: The Amazon, Siberia, Indonesia: A World of Fire, The New York Times, 29 August 2019: The Trump administration is working to roll back these 84 environmental policies., France24, 1 September 2019: Hurricane Dorian slams into Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm, CNN, 2 September 2019: Hurricane Dorian slams into the Bahamas, Politico.eu, 2 September 2019: London mayor mocks Trump for dealing with hurricane ‘out on the golf course’, BBC, 3 September 2019: Hurricane Dorian: Pleas for help as storm stalls over Bahamas, The Guardian, 3 September 2019: How much destruction is needed for us to take climate change seriously?, The Guardian, 4 September 2019: Hurricane Dorian bears down on Georgia and Carolinas – live updates, The New York Times, 4 September 2019: Hurricane Dorian Could Swamp the Coast From Florida to Virginia, Politico.com, 4 September 2019: An Oval Office mystery: Who doctored the hurricane map?, The Guardian, 5 September 2019: Twenty dead in Bahamas after Dorian leaves ‘generational devastation’, CNN, 6 September 2019: Satellite images show the devastation Hurricane Dorian caused in the Bahamas, Gulf Times, 7 September 2019: Merkel, in China speech, calls climate protection a global problem, The Guardian, 7 September 2019: ‘It’s all gone’: shattered Bahamas counts cost of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction, Politico.eu, 7 September 2019: Von der Leyen’s climate promises run into Brussels reality, The Guardian, 9 September 2019: Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns, The Guardian, 11 September 2019: Adaptation isn’t enough. We’ve got to throw everything at the climate crisis, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, 13 September 2019: Coastal Erosion, The Guardian, 14 September 2019: Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’, The Guardian, 17 September 2019: The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump, France24, 18 September 2019: Trump revokes California’s authority to set auto emissions limits, NPR, 18 September 2019: Trump Says California’s Ability To Set Its Own Emissions Standards Will Be Revoked, The Guardian, 20 September 2019: Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – live updates, France24, 20 September 2019: Students kick off global climate strike inspired by Greta Thunberg, CNN, 20 September 2019: Global climate strike, BBC, 20 September 2019: Huge crowds across Europe demand climate action, CNN, 20 September 2019: More than 100,000 gather in Melbourne as the world begins climate demonstrations, The New York Times, 20 September 2019: Young People Take to Streets in Global Climate Protest, France24, 20 September 2019: Merkel govt agrees on climate plan – but German green groups say it’s not enough, France24, 20 September 2019: ‘The earth is on fire’: Young people lead global climate change protests, France24, 20 September 2019: Amid increasing threat from climate change, New York prepares for rising waters, The Guardian, 21 September 2019: Across the globe, millions join biggest climate protest ever, Gulf Times, 21 September 2019: ‘Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate strike, Politico.eu, 21 September 2019: Angela Merkel’s inconvenient truth, The Guardian, 21 September 2019: ‘Save us, save the world’: Pacific climate warriors taking the fight to the UN, France24, 22 September 2019: Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action, France24, 23 September 2019: UN chief calls for ‘concrete plans’ as climate emergency summit convenes in New York, BBC, 23 September 2019: Climate change: UN summit opens without key leaders, The New York Times, 23 September 2019: Leaders Get a Chance to Answer Youth Protests at U.N. Climate Talks, The Guardian, 23 September 2019: Greta Thunberg condemns world leaders in emotional speech at UN, The Washington Post, 25 September 2019: New U.N. climate report: Monumental change already here for world’s oceans and frozen regions, CBS News, 25 September 2019: Erosion threatens scenery and real estate along iconic California coastline, The New York Times, 30 September 2019: What Kind of Problem Is Climate Change?, The Guardian, 3 October 2019: The movement to take climate action has begun – but we have a long way to go, BBC, 4 October 2019: The incinerator and the ski slope tackling waste, BBC, 8 October 2019: Extinction Rebellion: Protesters glue themselves to government building, The Guardian, 9 October 2019: Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions, The Guardian, 10 October 2019: Revealed: top UK thinktank spent decades undermining climate science, The Guardian, 11 October 2019: Tory MPs five times more likely to vote against climate action, The Guardian, 11 October 2019: Inside Copenhagen’s race to be the first carbon-neutral city, The Guardian, 13 October 2019: Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry, NPR, 30 October 2019: ‘Start Listening’: Greta Thunberg Rejects Major Environmental Award, The National, 31 October 2019: German government sued by farmers over climate targets in landmark case, CNN, 31 October 2019: First climate lawsuit brought against German government fails, The Guardian, 2 November 2019: Jeremy Corbyn decries fracking suspension as election stunt, Gulf Times, 2 November 2019: Asia must quit ‘coal addiction’: UN chief, France24, 3 November 2019: Actress and climate change dissident Jane Fonda gets arrested – every week, BBC, 4 November 2019: Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw, Politico.com, 4 November 2019: U.S. starts climate pact exit — now what?, The Guardian, 4 November 2019: Trump begins year-long process to formally exit Paris climate agreement, Gulf Times, 4 November 2019: Merkel cheers VW’s electric push amid growing climate critique, France24, 5 November 2019: Macron says climate cooperation between Europe and China is ‘decisive’, The Guardian, 6 November 2019: Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’, The Guardian, 8 November 2019: My ‘OK boomer’ comment in parliament symbolised exhaustion of multiple generations, Politico.eu, 15 November 2019: Europe’s investment bank sets pace on fossil fuel lending, France24, 16 November 2019: Venice braces for more floods, strong winds, Irish Times, 16 November 2019: Seán Moncrieff: The planet is cooking for all of us, no matter our politics, CNN, 17 November 2019: The flat earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?, CNN, 19 November 2019: California won’t buy cars from GM, Chrysler or Toyota because they sided with Trump over emissions, Politico.eu, 21 November 2019: Germany eats Poland’s green lunch, Politico.eu, 21 November 2019: Working together to face the energy challenge, CNN, 22 November 2019: China can go carbon neutral by 2050 while still growing its economy: report, The Guardian, 24 November 2019: Can we have net zero emissions and still fly?, BBC, 25 November 2019: Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records, NPR, 26 November 2019: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Still Rising, U.N. Report Says, The Guardian, 26 November 2019: UN calls for push to cut greenhouse gas levels to avoid climate chaos, Politico.eu, 27 November 2019: Von der Leyen to kick off term with trip to UN climate conference, TopGear, 27 November 2019: And lo, the Pope did get-eth a new Dacia Duster Popemobile, Politico.eu, 28 November 2019: European Parliament declares global climate emergency, The Guardian, 28 November 2019: ‘Our house is on fire’: EU parliament declares climate emergency, The Guardian, 29 November 2019: Hundreds of thousands of students join global climate strikes, Al Jazeera, 29 November 2019: Thousands stage global climate protests before UN summit, CNN, 30 November 2019: Germany is closing all its nuclear power plants. Now it must find a place to bury the deadly waste for 1 million years, Gulf Times, 30 November 2019: Hundreds of activists break into coal mines in eastern Germany, Politico.eu, 1 December 2019: 6 things to know about the COP25 climate summit, Politico.eu, 2 December 2019: EU must make carbon pay, The Guardian, 2 December 2019: US Congress commits to act on climate crisis, despite Donald Trump, Jerusalem Post, 3 December 2019: New climate change report spells disaster for Israel (who would have thought that Israel would not be driven into the Mediterranean, but the Mediterranean into Israel?), The Guardian, 4 December 2019: Climate change to steer all New Zealand government decisions from now on, The Guardian, 4 December 2019: Climate models have accurately predicted global heating, study finds, France24, 11 December 2019: Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, BBC, 11 December 2019: Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year for 2019, The Guardian, 11 December 2019: Europe must lead on the climate crisis. The European Green Deal shows how, Politico.eu, 11 December 2019: Europe’s Green Deal plan unveiled, Politico.com, 11 December 2019: How California and Quebec are trying to Trump-proof their climate effort, Al Jazeera, 11 December 2019: ‘A future we want’: Global mayors on frontlines of climate fight, DW, 11 December 2019: EU lauds new Green Deal as Europe’s ‘man on moon moment’, Politico.eu, 12 December 2019: The EU’s China moment, BBC, 13 December 2019: EU carbon neutrality: Leaders agree 2050 target without Poland, France24, 13 December 2019: EU agrees on carbon neutrality by 2050, Poland exempt, Politico.com, 13 December 2019: Europe threatens U.S. with carbon tariffs to combat climate change, France24, 13 December 2019: UN climate talks near end as countries divided on emissions, funding, Politico.eu, 13 December 2019: Charles Michel goes multi-speed to get Europe ahead on climate, BBC, 14 December 2019: UN climate talks hit rough waters, Al Jazeera, 13 December 2019: Will Europe’s Green Deal prove a giant leap for planet Earth?, Politico.eu, 15 December 2019: UN climate talks fall short thanks to US vacuum, The Washington Post, 15 December 2019: U.N. climate talks end with hard feelings, few results and new doubts about global unity, Politico.com, 15 December 2019: United Nations climate talks collapse after Trump shuns Paris pact, The New York Times, 15 December 2019: U.N. Climate Talks End With Big Polluters Blocking Stronger Action, The Guardian, 15 December 2019: UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets, BBC, 15 December 2019: COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal, France24, 15 December 2019: COP 25 climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets, Al Jazeera, 15 December 2019: Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets, Arab News, 15 December 2019: Meltdown in Madrid, The National, 15 December 2019: Madrid climate talks ‘disappointing’ says UN chief Antonio Guterres, Gulf Times, 15 December 2019: UN climate talks a ‘lost opportunity’, says Guterres, Politico.eu, 15 December 2019: 6 takeaways from the COP25 climate talks, NPR, 15 December 2019: U.N. Climate Summit Goes To Extra Time, But Ends With Major Questions Unresolved, Al Jazeera, 16 December 2019: ‘Cleaner and cheaper’: Sunny Spain is banking on renewable energy, Politico.eu, 16 December 2019: When will the Netherlands disappear?, Arab News, 20 December 2019: It is time for a new approach to tackling climate change, France24, 25 December 2019: Britain’s Queen hails climate movement on Christmas Day, CNN, 26 December 2019: What’s behind Trump’s nonsense on windmills and light bulbs, BBC, 2 January 2020: Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C, BBC, 13 January 2020: Siemens resists climate protests over Australia coal project, Politico.eu, 13 January 2020: EU countries scrap for cash from new green scheme, Gulf Times, 14 January 2020: EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments, France24, 15 January 2020: Environmentalists file suit against Merkel’s ‘weak’ climate laws, The Guardian, 19 January 2020: Davos 2020 should be all about climate crisis but Trump won’t admit it, CNN, 19 January 2020: Trump vs. Thunberg: The climate crisis could dominate Davos, Arab News, 19 January 2020: Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders, The Guardian, 20 January 2020: Climate refugees can’t be returned home, says landmark UN human rights ruling, The National, 20 January 2020: To tackle climate change, developing countries have to get on board, The Guardian, 20 January 2020: The Guardian view on Davos: capitalists know they must do better, France24, 21 January 2020: Climate change to take centre stage at Davos, The Guardian, January 2020: Davos 2020, The Telegraph, 22 January 2020: Ursula von Der Leyen threatens a carbon border tax, opening new front in the trade wars, Politico.eu, 23 January 2020: Davos is woke (or so it thinks), BBC, 23 January 2020: What does Trump actually believe on climate change?, Gulf Times, 24 January 2020: US’s Mnuchin tells Thunberg to go ‘study economics’ in Davos spat (he better give this advice to himself and the rest of the Trump administration, as there is not one credible economist among them), The Guardian, 24 January 2020: ‘Blatant manipulation’: Trump administration exploited wildfire science to promote logging, Politico.com, 25 January 2020: ’I stand with Greta’: Mnuchin’s wife posts — then deletes — support for climate activist, Politico.eu, 27 January 2020: Time for a Christian conservative Green policy, The Guardian, 7 February 2020: The EU’s green deal is a colossal exercise in greenwashing, Politico.eu, 13 February 2020: ‘Epic battle’ over green farming divides EU departments, France24, 27 February 2020: German teen Naomi Seibt, the darling of climate change deniers, Gulf Times, 29 February 2020: Luxembourg becomes first country to make public transport free, BBC, 3 March 2020: Is it possible to build wildlife-friendly windfarms?, Politico.eu, 4 March 2020: Brussels launches legal effort to make EU climate neutral by 2050, Politico.eu, 4 March 2020: Brussels’ climate ambitions run into national resistance, BBC, 4 March 2020: Greta Thunberg brands EU’s new climate law ‘surrender’, Politico.eu, 4 March 2020: Greta Thunberg rains on EU climate law parade, The Guardian, 4 March 2020: Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds, BBC, 5 March 2020: Europe experiences exceptionally warm winter, Gulf Times, 5 March 2020: EU unveils climate law, but eco-warrior Greta Thunberg remains unimpressed, The Guardian, 6 March 2020: The race to save Polesia, Europe’s secret Amazon (Polesia), The Guardian, 12 March 2020: Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog, The Guardian, 18 March 2020: Germany has an unholy new alliance: climate denial and the far right, The Guardian, 18 March 2020: Irish planners reject Trump golf resort’s plan to build wall, Politico.eu, 19 March 2020: Fast forward to carbon-neutral cities, France24, 20 March 2020: Clearer water, cleaner air: The environmental effects of coronavirus, The New York Times, 27 March 2020: Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists, The Guardian, 6 April 2020: ‘Bad news’: radiation 16 times above normal after forest fire near Chernobyl, Politico.com, 13 April 2020: Coronavirus fuels calls to clamp down on EU wildlife trade, Politico.eu, 22 April 2020: Coronavirus throws global climate diplomacy into disarray, BBC, 22 April 2020: How the largest environmental movement in history was born, BBC, 23 April 2020: How has coronavirus helped the environment?, BBC, 25 April 2020: Coronavirus recovery plan ‘must tackle climate change’, The Guardian, 27 April 2020: Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: Bailout Europe’s chance to go green is in danger, BBC, 6 May 2020: Coronavirus: UK warned to avoid climate change crisis, The Washington Post, 8 May 2020: One way the coronavirus could transform Europe’s cities: More space for bikes, France24, 9 May 2020: Exclusive: Investigating how North Korean fishermen plunder foreign waters, United Nations Climate Change conference, United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Guardian, 12 May 2020: Microplastics discovered blowing ashore in sea breezes, BBC, 23 May 2020: Miami’s fight against rising seas, The Guardian, 29 May 2020: Markets not paying attention to climate crisis, IMF says, Arab News, 29 May 2020: EU pledges to stay green in virus recovery, Gulf Times, 29 May 2020: Europe needs a solar boom now or regret missing out, The Guardian, 29 May 2020: EU’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall as coal ditched, NPR, 4 June 2020; Russian Power Plant Spills Thousands Of Tons Of Oil Into Arctic Region, The New York Times, 4 June 2020; Russia Declares Emergency After Arctic Oil Spill, BBC, 5 June 2020; Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites (2020 Norilsk oil spill), DW, 6 June 2020; Russia races to clean up massive oil spill in Siberia, ABC News, 10 June 2020: German government agrees on national hydrogen strategy, Politico.eu, 20 June 2020: Coronavirus response offers lessons for climate fight, Thunberg says, France24, 22 June 2020: Farm on a Paris rooftop: Urban farm aims to be Europe’s largest, The New York Times, 24 June 2020: Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits (an actually considerable amount of tuition money, which the group is allowed pay), Arab News, 25 June 2020: Saudi Arabia will meet the environmental challenge — energy minister, The Guardian, 28 June 2020: German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land, Arab News, 28 June 2020: Why thirsty Arab region needs sustainable desalination tech, France24, 29 June 2020: Macron pledges €15 billion to make France’s economy greener, The National, 29 June 2020: Three-kilometre oil spill reported on Sharjah beach, Politico.eu, 30 June 2020: Berlin takes charge of Brussels’ green agenda, The Guardian, 1 July 2020: Europe losing forest to harvesting at alarming rate, data suggests, France24, 2 July 2020: Fires rage across Amazon rainforest, sparking fears of another disastrous summer season, BBC, 2 July 2020: The young people fighting the worst smog in Europe, The Guardian, 13 July 2020: Mont Blanc’s melting glacier yields time capsule of Indian history, The Hill, 18 July 2020: The Trump administration hates the National Environmental Protection Act, The Guardian, 21 July 2020: ‘More money than I can imagine’ Great Thunberg gives €1m prize to climate groups, France24, 21 July 2020: ‘We want to breathe’: Campaigns for racial, climate justice find common ground in Paris suburbs, BBC, 21 July 2020: Greta Thunberg to donate one-million-euro humanitarian prize, The Guardian, 21 July 2020: Greta Thunberg: EU recovery plan’s climate provisions are inadequate, Politico.eu, 22 July 2020: French citizens bring their climate case to Brussels, The Guardian, 25 July 2020: Biden plots $2tn green revolution but faces wind and solar backlash, The National, 26 July 2020: Oil spill on UAE coast forces closure of beach, NPR, 26 July 2020: As Texas Reels From Hurricane Damage, Hawaii Braces For Impact, The Guardian, 28 July 2020: World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France, France24, 30 July 2020: Murders of environmental activists at record high in 2019, France24, 31 July 2020: Power from an artificial sun: Fusion reactor project aims to provide clean energy, DW, 1 August 2020: UAE launches Arab world’s first nuclear power plant, CNN, 3 August 2020: The Arab world’s first nuclear plant splits the atom, The Guardian, 6 August 2020: In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps, France24, 8 August 2020: France offers aid as Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from grounded ship, CNN, 8 August 2020: A stricken ship is leaking tonnes of fuel into the ‘pristine lagoons’ of the Indian Ocean, Politico.eu, 31 July 2020: Germany’s ‘very, very tough’ climate battle, The Guardian, 12 August 2020: Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record, DW, 12 August 2020: Oil spill disasters: Ways to limit environmental damage, The Guardian, 13 August 2020: Climate crisis: Trump exiting Paris accord will harm US economy, research shows, Der Spiegel, 13 August 2020: Bolsonaro’s Vendetta: Assault on the Rainforest Continues in the Shadow of the Pandemic, DW, 15 August 2020: Ship leaking tons of oil off Mauritius splits in two, France24, 15 August 2020: Japanese ship leaking tons of oil off Mauritius breaks in two, The Guardian, 15 August 2020: Mauritius: Grounded carrier off coast breaks apart risking ecological disaster, CNN, 16 August 2020: A rare fire tornado is spotted near a blaze in California, Los Angeles Times, 16 August 2020: Massive wildfire spawns fire tornadoes in Northern California, DW, 18 August 2020: Mauritius arrests captain of Japanese ship over oil spill, France24, 18 August 2020: Mauritius arrests captain of ship that caused major oil spill after running aground, The Guardian, 18 August 2020: Atlantic ocean plastic more than 10 times previous estimates, Politico.eu, 18 August 2020: How France’s youngest green mayor wants to transform her city, NPR, 18 August 2020: Extreme Heat And Fire Tornadoes Slow Firefighting Efforts In California, DW, 19 August 2020: Fridays for Future: Can they keep the pressure up?, CNN, 19 August 2020: Bolsonaro says reports of Amazon fires are a ‘lie.’ Evidence says otherwise, BBC, 19 August 2020: California fires: Bay Area hit by blazes forcing thousands to evacuate, CNN, 19 August 2020: Wildfires rage in Northern California, The Guardian, 19 August 2020: California wildfires Thousands evacuate as ‘siege’ of flames overwhelms state, NPR, 19 August 2020: Climate Change Lesson From California’s Blackouts: Prepare For Extremes, Politico.eu, 19 August 2020: Coronavirus could help Germany hit its emissions goals, The Washington Post, 19 August 2020: Lightning-induced wildfires rage across California amid extreme heat, dryness, The National, 19 August 2020: Green economy can drive global recovery from Covid-19, says UAE’s environment minister, DW, 21 August 2020: Merkel: Amazon deforestation threatens EU-Mercosur deal, Politico.eu, 21 August 2020: Romanian politics clash with forest protectio, NPR, 21 August 2020: 2 Hurricanes Could Form In Gulf Of Mexico Next Week — An Apparent First, The Guardian, 21 August 2020: Live: ‘We are struggling’: California under strain as fires burn area the size of Rhode Island – live, France24, 21 August 2020: Tens of thousands flee homes as deadly California wildfires rage amid heat wave, NPR, 21 August 2020: As Wildfires Continue To Spread In California, Its Governor Seeks Outside Help, The New York Times, 21 August 2020: California Seeks Help as 560 Wildfires Burn, The Washington Post, 21 August 2020: California wildfires send evacuees scrambling toward another threat: Covid-19, BBC, 22 August 2020: California fires: Governor asks Australia for help, France24, 22 August 2020: Earth Overshoot Day slightly later this year due to Covid-19 pandemic, The New York Times, 22 August 2020: How to Reverse Course on Trump’s Environmental Damage, BBC, 23 August 2020: California wildfires seen from a plane as Trump declares major disaster, NPR, 23 August 2020: Louisiana Braces For ‘One-Two Punch’ Of Storms As Marco And Laura Approach Shore, France24, 23 August 2020: Fire authorities in California ‘scrambling’ for help amid deadly blazes, The Washington Post, 23 August 2020: Hurricane warnings issued as Gulf Coast prepares for Marco and Laura, The New York Times, 24 August 2020: 4 Years of Catastrophic Fires in California: ‘I’m Numb’, France, 27 August 2020: Officials warn of ‘unsurvivable’ flooding as Hurricane Laura nears Gulf Coast, CNN, 27 August 2020: Hurricane Laura makes landfall in the US, BBC, 27 August 2020: Hurricane Laura causes severe damage and floods as it batters Louisiana, CNN, 27 August 2020: Hurricane Laura batters Louisiana, The Guardian, 27 August 2020: Hurricane Laura: Louisiana faces 110mph winds as storm moves deeper inland, The New York Times, 27 August 2020: Hurricane Laura Pounds Louisiana as One of the Most Powerful Storms to Hit U.S., The Washington Post, 27 August 2020: Laura strikes Louisiana as Category 4 storm, CNN, 27 August 2020: Hurricane Laura smashes parts of Louisiana and Texas, killing 4 and leaving widespread wind damage, France24, 28 August 2020: Hurricane Laura pummels Louisiana, killing four but sparing region the worst, Irish Times, 30 August 2020: Greta Thunberg is going back to school. What has she achieved in two years?, DW, 30 August 2020: Koblenz: civil society groups demand ‘radical’ EU farm policy reform, Irish Times, 31 August 2020: Thirty years on, Ireland’s smoky coal ban remains an urgent issue, The National, 31 August 2020: Why climate change and hurricanes are energy security concerns, The Guardian, 2 September 2020: Amazon tragedy repeats itself as Brazil rainforest goes up in smoke, CNN, 4 September 2020: One dead as firefighters battle blaze aboard oil tanker off Sri Lanka, BBC, 4 September 2020: The wind turbines standing up to the world’s worst storms, Al Arabiya, 5 September 2020: New Diamond oil tanker fire under control near Sri Lanka, ship towed away, BBC, 10 September 2020: A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean, DW, 11 September 2020: Germany proposes major cross-party ‘climate charter’, The New York Times, 11 September 2020: West Coast Wildfire Crisis Grows to a Staggering Scale, France24, 11 September 2020: Hundreds of thousands flee as deadly wildfires continue to ravage US West Coast, DW, 11 September 2020: Oregon wildfires: Half a million people forced to leave home, France24, 11 September 2020: Hundreds of thousands flee as deadly wildfires continue to ravage US West Coast, France24, 11 September 2020: ‘Humanity is bullying nature – and we will pay the price,’ WWF chief tells FRANCE 24, The Guardian, 12 September 2020: Wildfires are striking closer and closer to cities. We know how this will end, France24, 12 September 2020: Officials warn of ‘mass fatalities’ in sprawling US wildfires, The Guardian, 12 September 2020: US: More than 20 believed to have died as fires rage on west coast, Politico.eu, 12 September 2020: China isn’t Europe’s ‘partner’ on climate, NPR, 12 September 2020: Wildfires Latest: Helpful Weather; Oregon Official Warns Of ‘Mass Fatality Incident’, The Washington Post, 12 September 2020: Deadly wildfires leave behind devastation, agonizing uncertainty, The New York Times, 12 September 2020: A Wildfire Season of Historic Proportions, The Guardian, 13 September 2020: Trump doesn’t care if wildfires destroy the west – it didn’t vote for him, BBC, 15 September 2020: US West Coast fires: Trump fans flames of climate row in California, CNN, 15 September 2020: Another presidential assault on science as fires and pandemic rage, The Guardian, 15 September 2020: ‘Climate arsonist’: Biden hits out at Trump as president denies science on wildfire tour, BBC, 15 September 2020: Hurricane Sally intensifies as southern US states alert residents, The Guardian, 15 September 2020: ‘Humanity at a crossroads’: World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report, The Guardian, 15 September 2020: Drought, plague, fire: the apocalypse feels nigh. Yet we have tools to stop it, Politico.com, 15 September 2020: More green deals, more global warming, NPR, 15 September 2020: Hurricane Sally Is Bringing ‘History-Making’ Rains To Gulf Coast, Forecasters Say, The New York Times, 15 September 2020: Smoke Crosses U.S. as Blazes Rage in the West, The Guardian, 16 September 2020: The climate crisis is a national security threat to the US. We already see the effects, The New York Times, 16 September 2020: Hundreds Rescued as Flooding From Sally Hits Florida and Alabama, NPR, 16 September 2020: Sally Drops ‘Incredible Rainfall Totals’ On Alabama And Florida, The Guardian, 16 September 2020: Hurricane Sally: Slow-moving storm kills one and leaves ‘historic’ flooding across US Gulf coast, France24, 17 September 2020: Hurricane Sally brings ‘historic and catastrophic’ flooding to southeastern US, BBC, 17 September 2020: Hurricane Sally: Half a million left without power amid storm, DW, 17 September 2020: Hurricane Sally swamps US Gulf Coast with flooding and torrential rain, France24, 17 September 2020: Smoke from wildfires in western US tracked as far as Europe, The Atlantic, 18 September 2020: The U.S. Is on the Path to Destruction, The Guardian, 23 September 2020: ‘They’re suffering now’: Californians scramble to adapt to daily reality of climate crisis, The Guardian, 23 September 2020: Bobcat fire Firefighters start to tame enormous blaze amid calmer weather, France24, 24 September 2020: United Nations, Britain to co-host climate summit in December, The Guardian, 24 September 2020: Carbon storage technologies critical for meeting targets, says IEA, Al Arabiya, 24 September 2020: Saudi Arabia warns UN of oil spot near decaying Safer tanker off Yemen’s coast, Politico.eu, 24 September 2020: UN chief’s climate gamble pays off and leaves Trump isolated, DW, 25 September 2020: Fridays for Future: Climate strikers are back on the streets, France24, 25 September 2020: France’s ‘climate changers’: Meet the budding activists fighting for a better world, The Guardian, 25 September 2020: Young people resume global climate strikes calling for urgent action, The National, 25 September 2020: Greta Thunberg kicks off renewed youth climate protests, The New York Times, 25 September 2020: At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate, The Guardian, 28 September 2020: California fires Three killed as new blazes force widespread evacuation orders, France24, 29 September 2020: Wildfires scorch California wine country, forcing thousands to evacuate, Bloomberg, 2 October 2020: What a Second Bauhaus Movement Means for Europe, The Guardian, 2 October 2020: Americans are becoming climate migrants before our eyes, The New York Times, 2 October 2020: What Made This a Record Fire Season? It Started With Lightning., Politico.eu, 7 October 2020: EU climate clash looms as Parliament backs ‘bloody hard’ emissions cuts, The Guardian, 8 October 2020: How will the pandemic affect the sprint away from fossil fuels?, Al Arabiya, 10 October 2020: Saudi Arabia launches green campaign to plant 10 mln trees in seven months, The Guardian, 10 October 2020: People, not carbon emissions, should be at the heart of the west’s climate action, Politico.eu, 11 October 2020: Lisbon city hall shows the perils and payoffs of energy upgrades, DW, 12 October 2020: Climate change triggers disasters, threatens millions – UN, France24, 13 October 2020: In Pennsylvania, fracking might not be the winning issue US presidential candidates think it is, The Washington Post, 13 October 2020: California faces stretch of ‘critical’ fire risk as heat dome builds this week, European Commission, 14 October 2020: Press statement by President von der Leyen on the New European Bauhaus, DW, 15 October 2020: EU leaders meet for tough talks on Brexit, climate, Politico.eu, 15 October 2020: EU leaders to chew over climate conflicts at summit dinner, Politico.eu, 19 October 2020: EU Green Week: Bio-based industries and the green recovery, DW, 21 October 2020: EU agriculture policy: What are the bones of contention?, Politico.eu, 21 October 2020: Europe’s green ambitions run into an old foe: Farmers, DW, 21 October 2020: Opinion: EU fails to introduce real agricultural reform, NPR, 21 October 2020: GM Reintroduces Hummer As Fully Electric Truck, First Model Will Sell For $112,595, Politico.com, 21 October 2020: French government blocks U.S. LNG deal as too dirty, Politico.eu, 22 October 2020: Von der Leyen faces unrest in own party ranks, CNN, 23 October 2020: How the debate on the climate crisis ricocheted from Planet Earth to Planet Trump, Politico.eu, 20 October 2020: What is the Green Deal?, DW, 25 October 2020: Thousands of climate activists appeal to Brussels to withdraw farm policy, France24, 26 October 2020: Growing wildfire forces evacuation of 60,000 people in Southern California, DW, 30 October 2020: US election: Climate crisis struggles to influence voters, Politico.eu, 30 October 2020: European Commission takes France to court over air pollution, Arab News, 1 November 2020: Sudan, UAE sign MoU to construct solar energy plants with a capacity of 500 mw, Politico.eu, 3 November 2020: It doesn’t matter who wins the election. The US leaves the Paris climate deal at midnight., BBC, 4 November 2020: Climate change: US formally withdraws from Paris agreement, The Guardian, 4 November 2020: Fate of climate crisis hangs on election as nation exits Paris agreement, Arab News, 5 November 2020: Saudi Arabia sets up center for underwater cultural heritage in Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, The Guardian, 6 November 2020: Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis, The Guardian, 16 November 2020: A youth group helped Biden win. Now they want him to fix climate crisis, NPR, 16 November 2020: Trump Administration Rushes To Sell Oil Rights In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, The Guardian, 16 November 2020: EU plans to increase offshore windfarm capacity by 250%, France24, 19 November 2020: Top court gives France 3 months to fulfil climate change commitments, The Washington Post, 19 November 2020: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions set to drop to lowest level in three decades, study finds, DW, 20 November 2020: Green Flamingo: Portugal hopes to export green hydrogen to EU, The Guardian, 20 November 2020: Carbon emissions: Pressure grows on Boris Johnson over UK plan, France24, 25 November 2020: In appointing John Kerry to top role, Biden shows he’s serious about climate, Politico.eu, 27 November 2020: ECB plans climate stress test for banks in 2022, Politico.com, 27 November 2020: How Biden may save U.S. gas exports to Europe, BBC, 30 November 2020: Brazil’s Amazon: Deforestation ‘surges to 12-year high’, The Guardian, 30 November 2020: ‘Ecocide’ International lawyers draft plan to criminalise ecosystem destruction, Arab News, 1 December 2020: Europe’s green opportunity must not go to waste, DW, 2 December 2020: 2020 on course to be among three warmest on record, CNN, 2 December 2020: 2020 set to be one of three hottest years on record despite La Niña’s cooling effect, report says, The Guardian, 2 December 2020: Climate crisis: Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general, Politico Magazine, 2 December 2020: The California Air Quality Guru Who Taught Business to Love the Environment, The Washington Post, 2 December 2020: Pace of climate change shown in new report has humanity on ‘suicidal’ path, U.N. leader warns, Al Jazeera, 2 December 2020: UN chief denounces ‘suicidal’ failure to tackle climate change, The Guardian, 3 December 2020: Electric cars More than 500,000 full electric cars sold in Europe in 10 months, NPR, 3 December 2020: Trump Rushes To Lock In Oil Drilling In Arctic Wildlife Refuge Before Biden’s Term, The Guardian, 3 December 2020: Greenhouse gases UK’s 2030 carbon target set to disappoint green campaigners, Arab News, 3 December 2020: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef status lowered to critical and deteriorating, BBC, 4 December 2020: Denmark set to end all new oil and gas exploration, DW, 7 December 2020: Climate Change: November was hottest on record, says EU’s Copernicus, Politico.eu, 7 December 2020: Climate deal ‘difficult’ unless EU budget stalemate broken, France24, 8 December 2020: Macron says nuclear will remain key energy source for France, Politico.eu, 8 December 2020: Night trains get a green connection, DW, 9 December 2020: UN report: ‘Woefully inadequate’ climate pledges spell 3.2C temperature rise, The Hill, 9 December 2020: New York announces it will divest from fossil fuels a decade before Paris Accords target, The New York Times, 9 December 2020: New York State Sends a Blunt Message to Big Oil, DW, 11 December 2020: EU agrees on tougher climate goals for 2030, The Guardian, 11 December 2020: EU member states agree 55% cut in carbon emissions by 2030, Politico.eu, 11 December 2020: 8 things to know about Saturday’s UN climate summit, DW, 11 December 2020: Global carbon emissions down by record 7% in 2020, Politico.eu, 11 December 2020: ‘Rather exhausted’ EU leaders sign off on higher 2030 climate goals, The New York Times, 11 December 2020: E.U. Agrees to Slash Carbon Emissions by 2030, BBC, 12 December 2020: World needs to declare ‘climate emergency’ – UN, The Guardian, 12 December 2020: UN Secretary general urges all countries to declare climate emergencies, DW, 12 December 2020: UN urges world leaders to declare ‘climate emergency’, France24, 13 December 2020: 2015 Paris climate agreement: Is the world on track to reach the goals?, France24, 13 December 2020: Paris agreement 5th anniversary: Has enough been done ?, The New York Times, 17 December 2020: Powerful Nor’easter Leaves New York City With Its Biggest Snowfall in Years, Politico.eu, 17 December 2020: How the EU’s Green Deal survived the coronavirus pandemic, NPR, 18 December 2020: 2020 May Be The Hottest Year On Record. Here’s The Damage It Did, Al Jazeera, 19 December 2020: Biden introduces team to tackle ‘existential’ climate crisis, NPR, 19 December 2020: Biden Unveils His Climate Team, Promising To Fight ‘With The Urgency It Demands’, The New York Times, 19 December 2020: Biden Introduces His Climate Team, The Washington Post, 19 December 2020: ‘We’re in a crisis’: Biden says U.S. needs to defeat climate change as he introduces team, priorities, The Guardian, 28 December 2020: Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report, CNN, 28 December 2020: Australia is the last Western holdout on the climate crisis. But some states and businesses are calling for change, The Hill, 29 December 2020: 2020 was a year of climate disasters — and a warning of more to come, Der Spiegel, 30 December 2020: The World’s Oceans in Distress, Der Spiegel, 30 December 2020: Heat Stroke, DW, 4 January 2021: The coronavirus effect: Germany achieves its 2020 climate targets, Politico.eu, 7 January 2021: ‘Game on’ for transatlantic climate efforts after Democrats gain US Senate control, Arab News, 10 January 2021: Saudi Arabia making headway with Vision 2030’s clean energy plans, Saudi Gazette, 12 January 2021: UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy, The Guardian, 14 January 2021: 2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says, The Hill, 18 January 2021: Democrats eye action on range of climate bills, The Times, 22 January 2021: Joe Biden’s return to Paris climate agreement is just start of green shift, Arab News, 23 January 2021: We’ll always have Paris …, Saudi Gazette, 23 January 2021: IRENA members endorse launch of Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition, Arab News, 23 January 2021: How the US could lead a carbon revolution, CNN, 24 January 2021: History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020, The Guardian, 25 January 2021: Environment US returns to global climate arena with call to act on ’emergency’, The New York Times, 25 January 2021: New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds, The New York Times, 26 January 2021: BlackRock Chief Pushes a Bold New Climate Goal for the Corporate World, Politico.eu, 26 January 2021: Coronavirus debt crisis undermines climate change finance, DW, 27 January 2021: US: Joe Biden signs climate directives, announces April summit, BBC, 27 January 2021: Biden signs ‘existential’ executive orders on climate and environment, The Guardian, 27 January 2021: Biden says ‘we’ve waited too long to deal with climate crisis’ in sharp turn from Trump, Al Arabiya, 27 January 2021: Saudi Arabia will be ‘another Germany’ in renewable energy sector: Prince Abdulaziz, DW, 28 January 2021: Davos: Green transition is ‘$50-trillion investment opportunity’, The Guardian, 3 February 2021: Paris: Court convicts French state for failure to address climate crisis, DW, 3 February 2021: Global climate policy: Why 2021 is the ‘biggest year ever’, France24, 3 February 2021: Paris court finds French state guilty in landmark lawsuit over climate inaction, Israel Hayom, 5 February 2021: Israel’s Eco Wave Power wins European Commission award, Politico.eu, 8 February 2021: Dutch farmers flee environmental rules at home to settle in other EU countries, Politico.eu, 10 February 2021: Central Europe becomes the EU’s e-car battery supplier, DW, 12 February 2021: UK court: Nigerian farmers can sue Shell over pollution, Al Jazeera, 12 February 2021: UK top court allows Nigerian farmers to sue Shell over oil spills, The Guardian, 17 February 2021: ‘Put a big fat price on carbon’: OECD chief bows out with climate rally cry, DW, 18 February 2021: EU takes Germany to court for breaching environment laws, France24, 19 February 2021: US officially back in Paris accord, vows climate action, The Guardian, 19 February 2021: US makes official return to Paris climate pact, The Hill, 19 February 2021: US officially rejoins Paris climate agreement, The National, 19 February 2021: US re-enters Paris Agreement and pledges to ‘do more’, CNN, 22 February 2021: Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’, Haaretz, 22 February 2021: In Unusual Move, Israel Slaps Gag Order on Probe Into Massive Oil Leak That Decimated Shoreline, Times of Israel, 24 February 2021: Israel bans sale of all seafood from Mediterranean after massive oil spill, The Guardian, 25 February 2021: Climate change: Atlantic Ocean circulation underpinning Gulf Stream at weakest in a millennium, say scientists, DW, 26 February 2021: UN: ‘Red Alert’ for National Climate Goals?, The National, 26 February 2021: Oil spill threatens to be ecological disaster for Lebanon coast, Al Jazeera, 27 February 2021: Lebanon begins cleaning beaches after oil spill, Jerusalem Post, 27 February 2021: Satellite footage points to another oil slick making its way to Israel, The Washington Post, 28 February 2021: Israel expands probe into the oil spill endangering its shoreline, The National, 28 February 2021: Volunteers clean Lebanon beach as oil spill threatens nature – in pictures, Times of Israel, 28 February 2021: Satellite images of oil slicks off coast show recent spill far from a one-off, Al Arabiya, 3 March 2021: US House Democratic lawmakers introduce wide-ranging climate bill, DW, 4 March 2021: New Zealand: New tsunami warning after third earthquake hits, The Hill, 4 March 2021: Iceland has been hit by 18,000 earthquakes in just over a week, and a major eruption is predicted, DW, 5 March 2021: Germany agrees on energy company payout over nuclear shutdown, France24, 5 March 2021: Germany to compensate energy firms 2.4 bn euros for nuclear exit, BBC, 5 March 2021: How Kenya is harnessing the immense heat from the Earth, The Times, 5 March 2021: Backlash over lack of green measures in budget, Jerusalem Post, 8 March 2021: Israel, Cyprus and Greece agree to link power grids via subsea cable, DW, 9 March 2021: Coronavirus: How can travel be more sustainable post-pandemic?, DW, 10 March 2021: How Fukushima triggered Germany’s nuclear phaseout, France24, 10 March 2021: France pushes ‘green finance’ rules in talks with Biden’s climate envoy Kerry, DW, 10 March 2021: NATO must reduce military emissions — Jens Stoltenberg, The National, 10 March 2021: John Kerry: Glasgow green summit is best chance to tackle climate change before it’s too late, The Guardian, 11 March 2021: If Johnson thinks he can charm his way to success at Cop26, he’s sorely mistaken, DW, 11 March 2021: Fukushima anniversary: Loss of life is still ‘unbearable’, The Guardian, 11 March 2021: ‘Unforgettable memory of tragedy’: Japan marks 10 years since triple disaster killed 18,500 people, France24, 11 March 2021: Japan mourns Fukushima victims on 10th anniversary of earthquake and nuclear disaster, The New York Times, 11 March 2021: ‘There’s No Town Left’: Fukushima’s Eerie Landscapes, Al Arabiya, 11 March 2021: Saudi Arabia, Germany sign MoU to produce hydrogen, France24, 11 March 2021: Exclusive: ‘All countries need to do better,’ US climate envoy John Kerry tells FRANCE 24, The Wall Street Journal, 12 March 2021: Israeli Strikes Target Iranian Oil Bound for Syria (Israel is bombing Iranian tankers and as a result has now oil on its beaches. Thank you for nothing, incompetent Crime Minister Netanyahu), Times of Israel, 12 March 2021: US officials say Israel has hit many ships taking Iran oil, arms to Syria: WSJ, Jewish News Syndicate, 12 March 2021: Report: Israel has carried out multiple attacks on Syrian-bound Iranian ships, The Guardian, 12 March 2021: Israel Country ‘bombed a dozen ships carrying Iranian oil or weapons in past two years’, Times of Israel, 12 March 2021: Storm brings more tar to Israel’s Mediterranean coast following major oil spill, The National, 12 March 2021: Four million girls to miss out on education due to climate change, Malala says, The Times, 13 March 2021: Israel ‘secretly attacked Iranian oil tankers and weapons carriers’, Haartz, 13 March 2021: Israel’s Reported Attacks on Iranian Tankers Expose It to Greater Risks, Politico.eu, 16 March 2021: France moves ahead with bid to add climate protection to constitution, Arab News, 16 March 2021: $131 trillion needed by 2050 to finance renewables, says IRENA, The Guardian, 21 March 2021: Australia Stunned locals watch as waters rise in NSW, DW, 21 March 2021: Australia orders flood evacuations after record rainfall in Sydney, Times of Israel, 21 March 2021: Green organizations call on John Kerry to stop trans-Israel Gulf oil deal, The Guardian, 21 March 2021: Climate crisis: Climate fight ‘is undermined by social media’s toxic reports’, The Guardian, 23 March 2021: A successful Cop26 is essential for Britain and the world. Here’s how it can happen, The Hill, 26 March 2021: Kerry: ‘No government is going to solve’ climate change, Al Arabiya, 27 March 2021: Saudi Crown Prince announces Saudi Green Initiative, Middle East Green Initiative, Arab News, 27 March 2021: Saudi crown prince announces Green Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative, The Guardian, 27 March 2021: Earth Hour: Global landmarks turn off the lights to mark annual event, The Guardian, 27 March 2021: Earth Hour: Global landmarks turn off the lights to mark annual event, NPR, 29 March 2021: Biden Administration Pushes Major Expansion For Offshore Wind Energy, CNN, 1 April 2021: Venice finally bans cruise ships from its lagoon, Al Arabiya, 3 April 2021: Kerry says US ‘hopeful’ it can work with China to tackle climate change, Miami Herald, 3 April 2021: How did this crisis happen? A breach at Piney Point puts area in environmental peril, The National, 4 April 2021: Abu Dhabi climate talks: No ‘vaccine’ for climate change if we don’t act now, says Irena chief, The New Yorker, 4 April 2021: Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference?), Tampa Bay Times, 4 April 2021: Manatee sheriff evacuates 345 jail inmates amid potential plant collapse, CNN, 5 April 2021: Engineers find no evidence of second breach in Florida wastewater pond that threatens to break, The Hill, 6 April 2021: Yellen: ‘We lost four important years’ in fight against climate change, The Hill, 6 April 2021: Progressives fear infrastructure’s climate plans won’t survive Senate, The Hill, 6 April 2021: Florida reservoir collapse reveals cracks in environmental protections, Arab News, 8 April 2021: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince announces 7 solar projects as Sakaka plant opens, BBC, 12 April 2021: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights, DW, 15 April 2021: US envoy John Kerry starts climate talks in China, Politico.eu, 16 April 2021: China’s Xi slams EU carbon border levy plans, DW, 18 April 2021: US and China commit to working together on climate change, The National, 18 April 2021: US and China agree to work together and do more to fight climate change, NPR, 18 April 2021: U.S., China Agree To Cooperate On Climate Crisis With Urgency, France24, 21 April 2021: EU agrees to be carbon neutral by 2050 on eve of US-led climate summit, The Guardian, 22 April 2021: Climate crisis: Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’, The New Yorker, 22 April 2021: Biden’s Climate Pledge Will Define His Presidency, The National, 22 April 2021: Joe Biden announces plan to slash US emissions by 50%, DW, 23 April 2021: Biden climate summit: New pledges to cut emissions still fall short, Politico.eu, 23 April 2021: Poland and Spain show two faces of the energy transition at Biden’s climate summit, Irish Times, 25 April 2021: Irish Times view on climate change: Joe Biden gives reason for hope, Al Arabiya, 27 April 2021: Saudi Red Sea project secures $3.8 billion ‘green’ loan for 16 new hotels, DW, 29 April 2021: German climate law is partly unconstitutional, top court rules, France24, 29 April 2021: Legal blow for Merkel’s climate plan as German Greens surge, Politico.eu, 29 April 2021: Top German court rules the country’s climate law is partly ‘unconstitutional’, France24, 4 May 2021: France to vote through new law aimed at tackling climate change, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021: Drones show California’s great white sharks are closer — and more common — than you think, CNN, 7 May 2021: China’s annual emissions surpass those of all developed nations combined, report finds, Miami Herald, 8 May 2021: PortMiami wins $2M EPA grant, one step closer to reducing air pollution from cruise ships, The New York Times, 11 May 2021: Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm, The Washington Post, 13 May 2021: Ignoring climate change hasn’t made it go away, New York Magazine, 17 May 2021: What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021: California’s next climate challenge: Replacing its last nuclear power plant, The Guardian, 24 May 2021: The climate crisis requires a new culture and politics, not just new tech, NPR, 25 May 2021: Biden Administration Strikes Deal To Bring Offshore Wind To California, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021: Biden administration unveils an offshore wind plan for California, Politico.eu, 25 May 2021: Poland’s resistance leads to EU leaders’ climate battle retreat, The New York Times, 28 May 2021: Where Wind and Solar Power Need to Grow for America to Meet Its Goals, DW, 29 May 2021: Russia’s environmental issues, BBC, 29 May 2021: Sri Lanka’s beaches swamped with burning ship debris, DW, 29 May 2021: Opinion: I’m afraid of being outspoken about Russia’s oil industry, Times of Israel, 1 June 2021: State allows Dead Sea Works to pump more water, even as iconic lake recedes, Alaska Public, 1 June 2021: Biden administration puts Arctic refuge leases on ice as it asks for new environmental reviews, The New York Times, 1 June 2021: Biden Suspends Drilling Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, The Washington Post, 1 June 2021: A burning ship covered beautiful beaches in plastic ‘snow.’ Now Sri Lanka faces an environmental disaster., France24, 2 June 2021: Biden halts Trump oil drilling leases in Alaska wildlife refuge, BBC, 2 June 2021: Fears of environmental disaster as oil-laden ship sinks off Sri Lanka, France24, 2 June 2021: Chemical cargo ship sinks in one of Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine disasters, CNN, 2 June 2021: Fears of oil spill emergency as cargo ship that burnt for 13 days off coast of Sri Lanka is now sinking, DW, 2 June 2021: Burnt-out container ship sinking off Sri Lanka, The Times, 2 June 2021: Cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka dumping chemicals in fishing waters, NPR, 2 June 2021: Sri Lanka Faces An Environmental Disaster As A Ship Full Of Chemicals Starts Sinking, The New York Times, 2 June 2021: A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces Hard Choices on Climate Change., The Guardian, 3 June 2021: Climate crisis Tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists, The Guardian, 4 June 2021: Sri Lankans face up to ‘unmeasurable cost’ of cargo ship disaster, DW, 5 June 2021: Merkel urges ‘ambitious’ Glasgow climate summit, The Guardian, 5 June 2021: If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis, The Guardian, 5 June 2021: Italian climate activists sue government over inaction, France24, 5 June 2021: Cruise ships’ return to Venice reignites tensions, The Guardian, 5 June 2021: Venice: Angry protests at shock return of cruise ships, NPR, 5 June 2021: The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster, Arab News, 6 June 2021: Saudi Arabia making giant strides toward sustainable solutions, DW, 6 June 2021: Sri Lanka: Data recorder recovered from sinking ship, BBC, 6 June 2021: Venice residents in environmental protest against first post-Covid cruise ship, Al Jazeera, 6 June 2021: ‘Sea snot’ on Turkey’s shores alarms residents, France24, 7 June 2021: ‘Hit-and-run tourism’: Anger as large cruise ships return to Venice, The National, 7 June 2021: Inaction on climate could cost G7 nations trillions, NPR, 9 June 2021: The Drought In The Western U.S. Is Getting Bad. Climate Change Is Making It Worse, Al Jazeera, 11 June 2021: Will G7 green initiative have more climate cred than China’s BRI?, PBS, 11 June 2021: Bold single-use plastic ban kicks Europe’s plastic purge into high gear, The Hill, 11 June 2021: In Europe, Biden seeks to reassert U.S. climate leadership, Politico.eu, 12 June 2021: The EU’s carbon club of one, CNN, 14 June 2021: Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility, The Guardian, 14 June 2021: Nuclear power: French firm trying to fix ‘performance issue’ at China plant, Arab News, 16 June 2021: Saudi Arabia, US committed to addressing climate challenge with urgency: Joint statement, The National, 17 June 2021: John Kerry pledges US funding to help Egypt switch to renewable energy, Europa.eu, 17 June 2021: European city air quality viewer (European Air Quality Index), The Guardian, 17 June 2021: Environment: More than half of Europe’s cities still plagued by dirty air, report finds, DW, 17 June 2021: Germany’s Merkel: Biodiversity loss has ‘catastrophic consequences’, The Algemeiner, 17 June 2021: Israel Headed for Severe Garbage-Disposal Crisis, Environment Ministry Warns, BBC, 18 June 2021: California declares state of emergency amid heatwave, Gulf News, 19 June 2021: Video: Jumeirah Beach in Dubai to get 16km cycling track, The Guardian, 20 June 2021: Environment: Bee-friendly urban wildflower meadows prove a hit with German city dwellers, The Guardian, 21 June 2021: If we want to fight the climate crisis, we must embrace nuclear power, The National, 22 June 2021: Unesco changes Great Barrier Reef status, sparking row with Australian government, France24, 23 June 2021: Russia: Residents sound the alarm on repeated oil leaks in Komi Republic, France24, 26 June 2021: Turkey’s Erdogan launches work on controversial Black Sea canal, The National, 27 June 2021: Turkey’s Erdogan starts construction of ‘crazy’ Istanbul canal project, France24, 29 June 2021: Turkey’s ‘crazy’ and controversial Istanbul Canal project, Politico.eu, 2 July 2021: Droughts, fires and floods: How climate change will impact Europe, DW, 3 July 2021: 5 things to know about the EU single-use plastics ban, CNN, 3 July 2021: Gas leak responsible for ‘eye of fire’ in Mexican waters, says oil company, The National, 3 July 2021: ‘Ocean on fire’: Mexico gas pipeline explosion creates surreal imagery, CNN, 4 July 2021: Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere, DW, 6 July 2021: EU reveals new green plan to achieve carbon neutrality, Arab News, 8 July 2021: PIF-backed ACWA Power plans to invest $16bn in new projects in 2021, BBC, 8 July 2021: Climate change: US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming (2021 Western North America heat wave), France24, 9 July 2021: Planting forests can increase rainfall and help fight drought in Europe, study shows, The Washington Post, 9 July 2021: Severe heat wave builds across Western U.S. after nation’s hottest June on record, CNN, 9 July 2021: How marginalized communities in the South are paying the price for ‘green energy’ in Europe, The Times, 10 July 2021: Green is good: we need to ask how, not why, The ATlantic, 10 July 2021: Cape Cod’s Waters Are Getting Very, Very Sharky, BBC, 11 July 2021: US heatwave: Wildfires rage in western states as temperatures soar, The National, 11 July 2021: Finance officials urge greater ambition to tackle climate change, NPR, 12 July 2021: California And Other Parts Of The West Broil And Burn Under Triple-Digit Temperatures, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2021: How an Oregon wildfire almost derailed California’s power grid, The New York Times, 12 July 2021: Wildfires Explode as Heat Wave Scorches the West for Another Day, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2021: Dramatic photos capture California hit by record-breaking fires, DW, 13 July 2021: Italy bans large cruise ships from Venice, France24, 13 July 2021: Italy to ban large cruise ships in centre of Venice to protect lagoon, The Guardian, 13 July 2021: US: Sixty wildfires rage across 10 states – including blaze bigger than Portland, The New York Times, 13 July 2021: Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels, DW, 14 July 2021: EU proposes sweeping ‘Fit for 55’ emissions reduction plan, BBC, 14 July 2021: EU unveils sweeping climate change plan, CNN, 14 July 2021: EU unveils ambitious climate package as it cools on fossil fuels, Politico.eu, 14 July 2021: Brussels takes the lead in global battle to end greenhouse emissions, The New York Times, 14 July 2021: Europe Lays Out Vision for a Carbonless Future, an Effort That Could Affect Trade, The Guardian, 15 July 2021: Climate crisis US west and Canada brace for another heatwave amid more than 70 wildfires, NPR, 15 July 2021: There’s Not A Cloud In The Sky, But Your House Could Still Be Underwater, DW, 15 July 2021: Fatal flooding in western Germany and neighboring countries — live updates, France24, 15 July 2021: ‘It’s crazy’: Germany’s Mayen town hit by flash floods, Reuters, 15 July 2021: Thousands of Dutch urged to leave their homes as rivers flood, Dutch Review, 15 July 2021: Code yellow rainfall in the Netherlands today — with flooding in Limburg (again!), DW, 15 July 2021: Belgium, Netherlands and France also hit by deadly flooding, France24, 15 July 2021: Dozens dead, scores missing after torrential rainfall in Germany, The Guardian, 15 July 2021: Germany: At least 58 dead as heavy rains bring catastrophic flooding, The New York Times, 15 July 2021: Hundreds Missing and Scores Dead as Raging Floods Strike Western Europe, The Washington Post, 15 July 2021: At least 95 dead and some 1,300 missing as flooding rages across Europe, Luxembourg Times, 15 July 2021: Floods to last as thousands forced out of homes, BBC, 15 July 2021: Germany floods: Dozens killed after record rain in Germany and Belgium, Politico.eu, 15 July 2021: Over 100 die in Germany, Belgium floods despite early warnings, The National, 15 July 2021: Flash floods and thunderstorms in Oman dampen Eid Al Adha spirit, The New York Times, 15 July 2021: Hundreds Missing and Scores Dead as Raging Floods Strike Western Europe, Irish Times, 15 July 2021: Heavy rains flood Belgium, The National, 15 July 2021: At least 120 killed and hundreds more missing in European flood disaster, France24, 16 July 2021: Hundreds missing in Germany after massive floods leave scores dead, Reuters, 16 July 2021: Thousands flee as flood waters breach Dutch defences, CNN, 16 July 2021: Germany mounts huge rescue effort after floods leave dozens dead and many more missing, France24, 16 July 2021: Europe floods: Officials warn such disasters to become more common, The Guardian, 16 July 2021: Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany, Reuters, 16 July 2021: At least 44 dead, dozens missing as floods sweep through western Europe, France24, 16 July 2021: Scores dead, hundreds missing after massive floods in Germany, Belgium, The Guardian, 16 July 2021: Explained: What is causing the floods in Europe?, CNN, 16 July 2021: Deadly flooding in Europe, Haaretz, 16 July 2021: Over 110 Dead, Dozens Missing as Severe Floods Strike Europe, Times of Israel, 16 July 2021: Death toll climbs to 118 in Germany, Belgium as devastating storms ravage Europe, Jerusalem Post, 16 July 2021: Floods in Germany claim 103 victims, more than 1,000 missing – watch, Der Spiegel, 16 July 2021: Did Climate Change Cause This? Flood Disaster Could Become a Major Issue in German Election, The Guardian, 16 July 2021: Europe floods: More than 100 dead as ‘catastrophe’ hits Germany and Belgium, DW, 16 July 2021: European floods: Belgium warns against travel as death toll climbs, BBC, 16 July 2021: Europe floods: At least 120 dead and hundreds unaccounted for, NBC News, 16 July 2021: More than 100 dead, as many as 1,500 missing after floods hit Europe, Irish Times, 16 July 2021: Germany triggers military disaster alert after catastrophic flood kills at least 100 (2021 European floods and St. Mary Magdalene’s flood), The Guardian, 16 July 2021: Death toll exceeds 120 as Germany and Belgium hit by devastating floods, BBC, 16 July 2021: In pictures: Floods kill dozens in Germany and Belgium, CNN, 16 July 2021: Record rainfall leaves over 120 dead in western Europe, devastating parts of Germany, Irish Times, 16 July 2021: Five potential flashpoints in EU’s ambitious climate change plan, Arab News, 16 July 2021: Why the latest EU push to achieve net zero matters to GCC oil producers, CNN, 16 July 2021: Deadly flooding in Europe, DW, 16 July 2021: The climate crisis can’t be stopped, we must adapt, The Guardian, 16 July 2021: ‘Enough with the burning’: EU executive accused of sacrificing forests, DW, 16 July 2021: Fossil fuel electricity peaks as emerging markets leapfrog to renewable energy: report, The Washington Post, 17 July 2021: Death toll from European floods climbs to more than 150, The Telegraph India, 17 July 2021: 1,000 missing in western Germany and Belgium floods, NPR, 17 July 2021: The Death Toll From The Floods In Europe Has Topped 150 As Water Recedes, The Guardian, 17 July 2021: Death toll exceeds 150 as Germany and Belgium hit by devastating floods, Reuters, 17 July 2021: Belgium sets day of mourning as flood deaths hit 20, Politico.eu, 17 July 2021: ‘How many dead will we accept?’ European floods expose failure to heed climate warnings, DW, 17 July 2021: German president to flood victims: ‘Your fate has broken our hearts’ — live updates, The New York Times, 17 July 2021: The Extent of Flooding in the Hardest-Hit Areas of Europe, ABC News Australia, 17 July 2021: Flooding in Germany and Belgium leaves more than 100 dead, hundreds missing in one district alone, DW, 17 July 2021: Belgians pick up the pieces after deadly floods, France24, 17 July 2021: At least 160 dead, hundreds missing in devastating European floods, The Washington Post, 17 July 2021: As the Bootleg Fire burns, locals are faced with the realities of climate change — and remain skeptical, DW, 17 July 2021: After western Germany’s catastrophic floods, cleanup begins, Miami Herald, 17 July 2021: The Latest: Belgium govt raises flood death toll to 20 (2021 European floods), Gulf News, 17 July 2021: UAE weather: Cloudy skies, rain in Dubai’s Hatta, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman, dusty conditions in some areas due to strong winds, The Guardian, 17 July 2021: Europe floods Death toll exceeds 170 as Germany and Belgium hit by devastating floods, BBC, 17 July 2021: Europe floods: Rescuers race to find survivors as hundreds remain missing, The Washington Post, 17 July 2021: Canada’s farmers brace for new heat wave as scorching summer leaves cherries roasting on trees, Times of Israel, 17 July 2021: Experts warn Europe floods show need to curb emissions, adapt urban planning, CNN, 17 July 2021: Desperate search for survivors as western Europe reels from a ‘catastrophe of historic proportion’, Politico.eu, 17 July 2021: Von der Leyen pledges EU support on visit to flood-hit region, The National, 17 July 2021: Floods in parts of the UAE after heavy rain, Gulf News, 17 July 2021: Horrifying flood fury: Extreme weather in the age of climate change, NPR, 17 July 2021: As Extreme Heat Kills Hundreds, Oregon Steps Up Push To Protect People, New York Magazine, 17 July 2021: Scenes of Devastation After Deadly Floods in Germany and Belgium, The New York Times, 17 July 2021: ‘No One Is Safe’: Extreme Weather Batters the Wealthy World, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2021: Europe flood death toll tops 180 as rescuers dig deeper, France24, 18 July 2021: Merkel visits areas devastated by ‘terrifying’ floods as death toll tops 180 in Europe, Al Arabiya, 18 July 2021: China says UNESCO move on Great Barrier Reef not politically motivated, The National, 18 July 2021: Opec+ ends deadlock and will boost supply in August, The Hill, 18 July 2021: Democrats seek to tackle climate change with import-tax, The New York Times, 18 July 2021: Scorched, Parched and Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country, Politico.eu, 18 July 2021: Merkel pledges stronger post-flood focus on ‘climate protection’, DW, 19 July 2021: Germany’s know-it-all attitude after the floods helps no one (of course, it is initially a tightrope act or as it is called: “keep measure and balance”. From a distance, the topic can be divided into four phases: First of all, it is about giving consolation and support to those affected (some communities will only be able to be supplied temporarily for months, have mobile toilet and washing facilities and fresh water tanks in the village squares, until the infrastructure (water, sewage, electricity, telephone, internet, television, etc.) is restored and something like normal returns). As was to be expected during election campaign times, this is currently mixed, unfortunately, with blame that has been shot from the hip and just as unsustainable. Here, too, it is urgent and prompt to find “measure and balance” in order not to escalate the situation any further. Then it is about raising tax money in unbelievable amounts for the renewal and repair of the public infrastructure (traffic and transport infrastructure, supply and discharge of drinking and service water, electricity, telephone, etc.). The previously announced 300 million euros can only be a start. Phases 3 and 4 are much more positive because they are about reconstruction. For city planners, architects, project developers and construction companies this is “a dream”, because in many cases they now have white sheets in front of them and can thus avoid the bad planning of the past and at the same time implement sustainable, future-oriented new building measures that take climate change into account. The only downer is the partial loss of old and historical buildings, with the majority of the loss being attributable to post-war buildings, which are not significant in terms of architecture and building history. So it is a mixed balance, the successful implementation of which will take 10 to 15 years and depends to a large extent on the timely provision of public funds/subsidies and permits), CNN, 19 July 2021: Deadly floods inundated parts of Europe, but the Netherlands avoided fatalities. Here’s why, DW, 19 July 2021: How can we prepare for extreme flooding?, The New York Times, 19 July 2021: A Wildfire So Big and Hot, It’s Affecting the Weather, BBC, 20 July 2021: Oregon Bootleg Fire: Evacuations as largest US fire burns 300,000 acres, CNN, 21 July 2021: Heavy rainfall floods streets and subway stations in China, BBC, 21 July 2021: Henan floods: 12 dead in Zhengzhou train and thousands evacuated in China, The Guardian, 21 July 2021: Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China, CNN, 21 July 2021: Passengers trapped inside submerged subway as deadly floods sweep central China, France24, 21 July 2021: Several killed in China as heavy rainfall floods city and subway, BBC, 21 July 2021: Henan floods: Woman swept down street by extreme flood waters, Reuters, 21 July 2021: At least 25 dead in Chinese province’s heaviest rains in 1,000 years, The Times, 21 July 2021: China floods leave 25 dead after record-breaking rainfall, The Guardian, 21 July 2021: Britain’s rivers are suffocating to death, DW, 21 July 2021: Wildfires in western US impact air quality in East Coast cities, The Guardian, 21 July 2021: Climate crisis: Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds, The New York Times, 21 July 2021: America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps, France24, 21 July 2021: US firefighters struggle to contain Oregon wildfire, power firm under scrutiny, The Guardian, 21 July 2021: Air pollution: New York has worst air quality in world as wildfire smoke travels east, BBC, 21 July 2021: Gender reveal party couple face jail over deadly California wildfire, The Guardian, 21 July 2021: Sicily: Towns face bankruptcy over Etna clean-up costs, Irish Times, 21 July 2021: We need to move from knowing about climate change to believing in it, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2021: Drone photos reveal the shocking truth of California’s parched landscape, The Guardian, 22 July 2021: California: Utility prepares to bury 10,000 miles of power lines as wildfires force new evacuations, France24, 22 July 2021: Central China braces for more bad weather as death toll from flooding mounts, The New York Times, 22 July 2021: How an Oregon Blaze Became the Nation’s Largest, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2021: Democrats in California and D.C. clash over how state’s high-speed rail should be powered, The Guardian, 22 July 2021: China floods: Death toll climbs as questions raised over preparedness, CNN, 22 July 2021: Death toll rises as passengers recount horror of China subway floods, The Guardian, 22 July 2021: Climate crisis: Merkel: Germany has not done enough to hit Paris climate targets, DW, 22 July 2021: How do you insure yourself against climate change?, The New York Times, 22 July 2021: Where Is Biden’s Climate Change ‘Revolution’?, The Washington Post, 22 July 2021: Hey, world, are you noticing? Floods! Fires! Could it be time to do something about climate change?, The Hill, 22 July 2021: Montana governor mobilizes National Guard to assist with wildfires, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2021: Next 3 days are critical in battle against 113,000-acre Dixie Fire, firefighters say, CNN, 22 July 2021: Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2021: Dixie fire burns more than 100,000 acres while Tamarack fire crosses state lines, The Washington Post, 22 July 2021: Summer of floods: The climate connection behind deadly downpours around the world, The New York Times, 23 July 2021: Germany Is in Shock. Its Politicians Are on Autopilot, Der Spiegel, 23 July 2021: The End of Safety: Germany Must Learn To Live with Uncertainty, Politico.eu, 23 July 2021: Europe’s floods: How a modern warning system was overwhelmed, NPR, 23 July 2021: Without Enough Water To Go Around, Farmers In California Are Exhausting Aquifers, The National, 23 July 2021: China flooding crisis: typhoon warning as over one million relocated, BBC, 23 July 2021: US fires: Inside a US fire truck driving through a wildfire, CNN, 23 July 2021: ‘Once in a thousand years’ rains devastated central China, but there is little talk of climate change, The Washington Post, 23 July 2021: Power outages cripple parts of the Middle East amid record heat waves and rising unrest, The National, 24 July 2021: Over 100 feared dead in India after torrential rain and landslides, BBC, 24 July 2021: India monsoon: Rescuers search for survivors after heavy rains, Arab News, 24 July 2021: G20 split on climate goals as China, India push back on coal phaseout, The Washington Post, 24 July 2021: Amid fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action, DW, 25 July 2021: Belgium hit with renewed flooding amid heavy rain, BBC, 25 July 2021: Wildfires spread from California to Nevada, CNN, 25 July 2021: Typhoon In-fa makes landfall in China after record flooding, The National, 25 July 2021: London hit by floods after thunderstorms, NPR, 25 July 2021: Record-Breaking Flooding In China Has Left Over One Million People Displaced, The Washington Post, 25 July 2021: Officials urge residents to flee as Dixie Fire, California’s biggest blaze this year, continues to grow, CNN, 26 July 2021: Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren’t ready for climate change, Politico.eu, 27 July 2021: Sweden goes to war over its forests, DW, 27 July 2021: Greece: Extreme drought sparks forest fires, Politico.eu, 28 July 2021: Belgium and Germany deal with ‘unimaginable’ piles of post-flood trash, DW, 29 July 2021: Turkey: Wildfires fueled by strong winds, The Guardian, 29 July 2021: Climate: Extreme weather ‘will be the norm and UK is not prepared’, The Hill, 29 July 2021: Enough ice melted in Greenland in single day to cover Florida in two inches of water, The Guardian, 30 July 2021: Our biggest enemy is no longer climate denial but climate delay, DW, 30 July 2021: Turkey wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes rage on, The Guardian, 30 July 2021: Turkey: Fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record, Politico.eu, 30 July 2021: Poland’s waste blame game, The Times, 31 July 2021: Tourists watch from beaches as Turkey’s sunshine coast burns, Haaretz, 31 July 2021: Israel Braces for Extreme Temperatures as Heat Wave Leads to Wildfires Across the Region, CNN, 1 August 2021: Africa’s most populous city is battling floods and rising seas. It may soon be unlivable, experts warn, France24, 1 August 2021: Tourists and villages evacuated as wildfires rage across Turkey, Greece, Italy, CNN, 1 August 2021: ‘The animals are on fire,’ say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey, NPR, 1 August 2021: Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain, The Washington Post, 1 August 2021: An English castle stood for centuries. Climate change is prompting its collapse., The Guardian, 2 August 2021: Turkey appeals for help to fight wildfires as heatwave continues, Irish Times, 2 August 2021: Floating wind energy can turn Ireland into a European renewable energy superpower, The Guardian, 2 August 2021: China: Floods death toll rises to 302 with 50 people still missing, Politico.eu, 2 August 2021: Europe fries in a heat wave made ‘more intense by climate change’, DW, 2 August 2021: Deadly wildfires in Turkey: Surveying the devastation, The New Yorker, 3 August 2021: John Kerry on the Unfathomable Stakes of the Next U.N. Climate-Change Conference, DW, 4 August 2021: Greece: Thousands flee homes as fires rage outside Athens, The Guardian, 4 August 2021: Our leaders look climate change in the eyes, and shrug, CNN, 4 August 2021: Brutal heatwave scorches southern Europe as continent’s summer of extreme weather rages on, The Times, 4 August 2021: Thousands flee Athens wildfires as Greek heatwave continues, Politico.eu, 4 August 2021: Smoke suffocates Athens as EU scientists label Mediterranean a ‘wildfire hotspot’, DW, 4 August 2021: Why Italy is struggling to contain wildfires, Los Angeles Times, 4 August 2021: Danger is high as Dixie fire surges overnight. Fierce winds threaten to make things worse, DW, 5 August 2021: Southern Europe wildfires: Which countries are affected?, Los Angeles Times, 5 August 2021: Overwhelmed firefighters battle to save California communities, assess mass destruction, NPR, 5 August 2021: Dixie Fire Stirs Anxiety In The California Town Decimated In 2018 By The Camp Fire, Los Angeles Times, 5 August 2021: Lake Oroville’s record-low water level forces shutdown of hydroelectric power plant, The Hill, 5 August 2021: Crucial ocean system could be collapsing—which would have catastrophic effects, The Washington Post, 5 August 2021: Wildfires rage across Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Lebanon, The New York Times, 5 August 2021: ‘We Lost Greenville’: California Town Is Overrun by Dixie Fire, Los Angeles Times, 5 August 2021: Amid worsening drought, Lake Oroville’s record-low water level forces shutdown of hydroelectric power plant , USA Today, 6 August 2021: One of California’s largest hydroelectric plants shuts down for first time due to historically low water levels at Lake Oroville, CNN, 6 August 2021: California hydropower plant forced to shut down as water levels fall at Lake Oroville, DW, 6 August 2021: Gulf Stream system threatens collapse, study finds, The National, 6 August 2021: ‘Critical situation’ as fires rage in Greece, DW, 6 August 2021: North Macedonia reels from raging wildfires during heat wave, France24, 6 August 2021: UN report says Mediterranean ‘climate change hotspot’ will see temps 20% higher than global average, Politico.com, 6 August 2021: The world’s top climate scientists have a new warning for Washington, DW, 6 August 2021: Europe is burning: Four explanations, France24, 6 August 2021: Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage near Athens, DW, 6 August 2021: Global wildfires: Greece a ‘powder keg’ as thousands flee their homes, The Guardian, 6 August 2021: Climate crisis: Wildfires burn out of control in Greece and Turkey as thousands flee, Politico.eu, 6 August 2021: Forest fires raise calls for new climate policies in Turkey, The Guardian, 7 August 2021: Greece: ‘Apocalyptic’ scenes as Athens besieged by fire, France24, 7 August 2021: Hundreds of firefighters battle infernos in Greece as rains aid effort in Turkey, The Times, 7 August 2021: World is warming faster than we feared, warns UN, The Guardian, 7 August 2021: US fire: Eight missing and 10,000 buildings threatened by largest wildfire, BBC, 7 August 2021: Greece wildfires spread, causing mass evacuations, The Guardian, 7 August 2021: Climate crisis: We’re on the brink of catastrophe, warns Tory climate chief, The Times, 7 August 2021: Turkish infernos raze graveyard and turn forests into hills of ashes, Los Angeles Times, 7 August 2021: Dixie fire injures 4 firefighters as crews scramble to protect homes, France24, 8 August 2021: Five reported missing in California’s historic Dixie Fire, BBC, 8 August 2021: North Korea: Kim Jong-un calls for relief in flood-hit areas, The Guardian, 8 August 2021: Environment: World’s climate scientists to issue stark warning over global heating threat, The Guardian, 9 August 2021: IPCC’s starkest warning yet: Major climate changes ‘inevitable and irreversible’, DW, 9 August 2021: Court action could be vital as IPCC confirms climate emergency, The Guardian, 9 August 2021: ‘Wake-up call to the world’: Worst polluting countries must make drastic carbon cuts, says Cop26 chief, BBC, 9 August 2021: Climate change: Five things we have learned from the IPCC report, DW, 9 August 2021: The world is burning, The Times, 9 August 2021: Top scientists call for urgent road map out of climate crisis, The Guardian, 9 August 2021: Analysis: IPCC report’s verdict on climate crimes of humanity: guilty as hell, BBC, 9 August 2021: Thunberg calls out climate impact of fashion brands in Vogue interview, DW, 9 August 2021: IPCC report: ‘Reality check’ as widespread climate changes rapidly intensify, The Guardian, 9 August 2021: The world could hit 1.5C warming in a decade. That’s terrible news for the Pacific, The Times, 9 August 2021: Climate change: A wake-up call for the world: the key findings, BBC, 9 August 2021: Climate change: At-risk nations fear extinction after IPCC report, Politico.eu, 9 August 2021: Time to ‘get scared’: World’s scientists say disastrous climate change is here, DW, 9 August 2021: IPCC report: World reacts to ominous climate warning, The Guardian, 9 August 2021: The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastrophe, Irish Times, 9 August 2021: Major climate changes now inevitable and irreversible, stark UN report says, The National, 9 August 2021: World leaders and activists demand immediate action after bleak climate report, Politico.eu, 9 August 2021: What the UN’s new climate warnings mean for Europe, The Guardian, 9 August 2021: Analysis: IPCC report’s verdict on climate crimes of humanity: guilty as hell, France24, 9 August 2021: Wildfires, heatwaves may be the ‘new normal’ as UN releases damning climate report, The Times, 9 August 2021: Climate Change: Extinction rebels pledge occupation without end, NPR, 9 August 2021: The Dixie Fire Is The 2nd Largest In California History And Is Only 21% Contained, The Atlantic, 9 August 2021: Planet: It’s Grim, The Hill, 9 August 2021: Democrats seize on ‘alarm bell’ climate report in spending plan push, The New York Times, 9 August 2021: The Ashes of the Dixie Fire Cast a Pall 1,000 Miles From Its Flames, The Washington Post, 9 August 2021: The U.N.’s dire climate report confirms: We’re out of time, Los Angeles Times, 9 August 2021: As Dixie fire nears half a million acres, containment is still weeks away, Irish Times, 10 August 2021: Climate report is a ‘Code red’ for humanity, says UN secretary general, Miami Herald, 10 August 2021: ‘Code red’: UN scientists warn of worsening global warming, DW, 10 August 2021: Fires to floods: Extreme weather is occurring worldwide, The Guardian, 10 August 2021: Greta Thunberg: Ethical fast fashion is ‘pure greenwashing’, Irish Times, 10 August 2021: New climate plan will set out fresh targets in every sector, says Taoiseach, Arab News, 10 August 2021: UN climate report strengthens case for wise management of Middle East groundwater reserves, DW, 11 August 2021: Global wildfires: Greece surveys damage from fires of “exceptional magnitude”, Arab News, 11 August 2021: Russia: Black Sea oil spill much bigger than first thought, Miami Herald, 11 August 2021: South Beach is the most polluted popular swimming spot in the U.S., study says, Los Angeles Times, 11 August 2021: More than 550 homes destroyed by Dixie fire, as it surges past half a million acres, France24, 11 August 2021: More than 60 killed in Algerian wildfires, Israel Hayom, 11 August 2021: Illegal waste dumps in Negev akin to ‘ecological terrorism’, The Atlantic, 11 August 2021: The Far-Right View on Climate Politics, DW, 12 August 2021: Italy fights hundreds of blazes as anticyclone sends temperatures soaring, Der Spiegel, 12 August 2021: Summer of Anxiety: Have We Finally Broken the Climate?, The Guardian, 12 August 2021: Climate crisis: Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report, DW, 12 August 2021: Turkey flooding leaves at least 9 dead, BBC, 12 August 2021: Northern Turkey hit by severe flash flooding, France24, 13 August 2021: July sets new mark as world’s hottest month on record, US agency says, DW, 13 August 2021: Turkey: Death toll mounts in devastating floods, France24, 13 August 2021: Greece brings ‘mega fires’ under control as more blazes threaten southern Europe, The Guardian, 13 August 2021: Climate change: July was world’s hottest month ever recorded, US scientists confirm, France24, 13 August 2021: Wildfires continue to rage across Algeria, suspected arsonists arrested, The Guardian, 14 August 2021: Turkey: Flooding death toll passes 44 in Black Sea region, The Times, 14 August 2021: Green grants of £7,000 to help households replace gas boilers, DW, 14 August 2021: Japan: 1.5 million people asked to leave homes amid heavy rains, The Guardian, 14 August 2021: Japan: Million urged to seek shelter after floods and landslides, France24, 14 August 2021: US Forest Service in crisis mode as wildfires ravage American West, BBC, 14 August 2021: Japan rain: Nearly two million residents told to seek shelter, The Atlantic, 14 August 2021: When the Far Right Picks Fights With a Teen, The New Yorker, 15 August 2021: The U.N.’s Climate Report, Haaretz, 16 August 2021: Israel Seeks International Assistance as Massive Jerusalem Fire Spreads for Second Day, DW, 16 August 2021: Greece battles new blazes as firefighters make progress in Spain, France24, 16 August 2021: Hundreds of firefighters tackle wildfire in southern France, The Guardian, 16 August 2021: US: Biggest reservoir declares historic shortage, forcing water cuts across west, France24, 16 August 2021: US declares first-ever water shortage for Lake Mead, its largest reservoir, NPR, 16 August 2021: Western States Face Water Cuts As A Shortage In The Colorado River Is Declared, The New York Times, 16 August 2021: In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts, Los Angeles Times, 16 August 2021: U.S. declares first-ever water shortage for Colorado river, triggering cuts in Western states, The Guardian, 17 August 2021: France: Thousands forced to evacuate by wildfire near Saint-Tropez, DW, 17 August 2021: France: Wildfire forces thousands to evacuate, France24, 17 August 2021: Thousands evacuated in southern France as wildfire spreads, The Washington Post, 17 August 2021: Wildfires explode again in the West, fanned by turbulent winds, The Guardian, 18 August 2021: California wildfires: Surging blaze tears through mountain town and threatens others, The Guardian, 18 August 2021: France: One person found dead in wildfire near Saint-Tropez, The Guardian, 19 August 2021: If children are to live with the climate crisis, we must green the curriculum, Los Angeles Times, 19 August 2021: Caldor fire threatens more towns as California blazes destroy more than 1 million acres, CNN, 19 August 2021: Rain fell at the normally snowy summit of Greenland for the first time on record, Los Angeles Times, 19 August 2021: A million acres burned already as California enters peak fire season, The Guardian, 19 August 2021: The US city that has raised $100m to climate-proof its buildings, Los Angeles Times, 19 August 2021: Thousands of household wells go dry amid California drought: ‘Without water, you’re nothing’, CNN, 20 August 2021: Study finds ‘very concerning’ 74% increase in deaths associated with extreme heat brought on by the climate crisis, DW, 20 August 2021: No child will escape the impact of climate change: UNICEF, Arab News, 20 August 2021: Arab world at the forefront of climate change ‘code red’, France24, 20 August 2021: Youth at ‘extremely high risk’ from global warming, UN says, on anniversary of Thunberg-led strikes, Los Angeles Times, 20 August 2021: How should California confront the rising sea? These lawmakers have some bold ideas, CNN, 21 August 2021: The river that supplies water to 40 million people in the American West is drying up, Miami Herald, 21 August 2021: Before Glades water flows, small community needs flood protection. This project is the hope., CNN, 22 August 2021: Parts of Middle East running out of water and becoming uninhabitable, The New York Times, 22 August 2021: At Least 22 Dead as Floodwaters Ravage Rural Tennessee, The Washingotn Post, 22 August 2021: At least 21 dead, dozens missing after ‘catastrophic’ flooding in central Tennessee, officials say, Al Arabiya, 23 August 2021: At least 21 dead, 50 missing in Tennessee heavy flooding, The Washingotn Post, 22 August 2021: At least 21 dead, dozens missing after ‘catastrophic’ flooding in central Tennessee, officials say, Tampa Bay Times, 22 August 2021: 17 inches of rain devastate rural Tennessee; at least 10 die, Los Angeles Times, 22 August 2021: Caldor fire burning east of Sacramento nears 100,000 acres, NPR, 22 August 2021: 22 Dead, Many Missing After 17 Inches Of Rain In Tennessee, The Hill, 22 August 2021: Northern California wildfire continues to grow, NPR, 22 August 2021: Moving Inland, Storm Henri Drenches Northeast, DW, 23 August 2021: German floods: Climate change made heavy rains in Europe more likely, The Guardian, 23 August 2021: ‘It’s just unbelievable’: Tennessee surveys wreckage after floods kill 22, CNN, 23 August 2021: Climate change made Germany’s deadly floods up to 9 times more likely, study says, The New York Times, 23 August 2021: Devastation in Tennessee, as Experts Warn of Flooding Risks, NPR, 23 August 2021: The Floods In Tennessee Aren’t Freak Accidents. They’re A New Reality, Los ANgeles Times, 23 August 2021: Caldor fire burns more than 440 homes as Lake Tahoe air quality ranks among worst in U.S., The Guardian, 23 August 2021: Germany: Climate crisis made deadly floods ‘up to nine times more likely’, The New York Times, 23 August 2021: The violent and deadly flooding in Europe last month was made more likely by climate change, scientists said., The Washington Post, 23 August 2021: Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’, The Guardian, 23 August 2021: Big oil coined ‘carbon footprints’ to blame us for their greed. Keep them on the hook, The New York Times, 23 August 2021: New York City got almost two months of rain in a day and a half, courtesy of Tropical Storm Henri., France24, 24 August 2021: Deadly flooding in Germany, Belgium fueled by climate change, study finds, BBC, 24 August 2021: Climate change: Europe’s extreme rains made more likely by humans, Politico.eu, 24 August 2021: Scientists see link between climate change and Europe’s floods, The Guardian, 25 August 2021: Environment: Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says, CNN, 25 August 2021: 2020 was Europe’s hottest year on record, The Guardian, 25 August 2021: ‘Fire weather’: Dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 August 2021: These before-after images of Bay Area reservoirs show drought’s severe impact, Los Angeles Times, 25 August 2021: Caldor fire approaches Lake Tahoe: ‘Concerned is an understatement’, NPR, 25 August 2021: A Wildfire Is Heading For Lake Tahoe, Sending Ash Raining Down On Tourists, BBC, 25 August 2021: Mar Menor: Tonnes of dead fish wash up on Spanish lagoon’s shores, The Guardian, 26 August 2021: Spain: Government bans fertilisers near saltwater lagoon after dead fish wash up, Los Angeles Times, 26 August 2021: Photos: South fire swells to 700 acres in less than 24 hours, Politico.eu, 27 August 2021: Poll shows big increase in British concern over climate change, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 August 2021: Caldor Fire now 12 miles from Tahoe Basin, more than 34,000 people evacuated, KQED, 27 August 2021: ‘There’s Fire in the Basin’: All of South Lake Tahoe Ordered to Evacuate as Caldor Fire Nears, DW, 28 August 2021: Spain: Thousands form human chain around crisis-hit lagoon, Los Angeles Times, 28 August 2021: The Caldor fire is moving in on Strawberry. Can its historic lodge be saved?, The New York Times, 28 August 2021: In New Orleans and beyond, evacuations are underway., France24, 29 August 2021: New Orleans loses power as deadly Hurricane Ida batters Louisiana, NOLA, 29 August 2021: Photos: Catastrophic Hurricane Ida bears down on New Orleans and Louisiana, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 August 2021: All of South Lake Tahoe ordered to evacuate as Caldor Fire runs over Echo Summit, The Times, 30 August 2021: Syrian oil spill spreading across the Mediterranean, The Guardian, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida: Up to 2 million without power as New Orleans assesses damage, BBC, 30 August 2021: Restoring power after Ida ‘may take weeks’, France24, 30 August 2021: Hundreds of thousands flee fury of hurricane hitting the US, The Guardian, 30 August 2021: California: Rapid advance of Caldor fire forces more evacuations near Lake Tahoe, CNN, 30 August 2021: A look at scenes of destruction from Hurricane Ida, France24, 30 August 2021: Intrepid storm chasers capture Hurricane Ida devastation, The National, 30 August 2021: Hundreds of thousands stranded on rooftops in rising India floodwater, Politico.com, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, leaves the grid a shambles, The New York Times, 30 August 2021: Our photographers are in Louisiana covering the storm. See what it looks like on the ground., NOLA, 30 August 2021: Photos: Water rescues continue the day after Hurricane Ida battered areas LaPlace, Norco, The Washington Post, 30 August 2021: Federal judge throws out Trump administration rule allowing the draining and filling of streams, marshes and wetlands, Los Angeles Times, 30 August 2021: Lake Tahoe faces disastrous ‘urban conflagration’ if Caldor fire reaches communities, NOLA, 30 August 2021: Photos: Hurricane Ida destroys wide swaths of areas west of New Orleans, Haaretz, 30 August 2021: Fuel Leak From Major Pipeline in South Israel Is ‘Highly Serious,’ Says Minister, The National, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida leaves all of New Orleans powerless, The New Yorker, 30 August 2021: How Much Longer Can New Orleans’s New Levees Hold?, NOLA, 30 August 2021: As New Orleans restaurant assess Hurricane Ida aftermath, a few start cooking again, New York Post, 30 August 2021: Picking up the pieces: Hurricane Ida death toll to rise ‘considerably,’ Louisiana governor says, The Washington Post, 30 August 2021: Louisiana gets a first look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, Tampa Bay Times, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid, NOLA, 30 August 2021: New Orleanians who stayed for Hurricane Ida ponder next move in blackout as cleanup starts, NPR, 30 August 2021: How Climate Change Is Fueling Hurricanes Like Ida, New York Magazine, 30 August 2021: Still Over a Million Without Power in Louisiana: Updates, The New Yorker, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida and the Political Fight on Climate Change, DW, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida slams Louisiana, cutting power to New Orleans, The Hill, 30 August 2021: 5,200 National Guard troops activated to aid with Ida aftermath, NPR, 30 August 2021: As Ida Weakens, More Than 1 Million Gulf Coast Homes And Businesses Are Without Power, OPD, 30 August 2021: After Lionshead, threat of megafires looms large on Warm Springs reservation, DW, 30 August 2021: Amid Taliban takeover, climate change could drive conflict, Gulf Times, 31 August 2021: Ida knocks out power to nearly all of Louisiana, Times of Israel, 31 August 2021: Syrian oil spill spreads into Mediterranean, may reach Cyprus, Gulf Times, 31 August 2021: Floods threaten thousands in India, The New York Times, 31 August 2021: In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida, USA Today, 30 August 2021: Man attacked by alligator in flooded Louisiana waters after Hurricane Ida, The New Yorker, 30 August 2021: Hurricane Ida and the Political Fight on Climate Change, France24, 31 August 2021: Hundreds of thousands in Louisiana face prolonged power, water outages after Hurricane Ida, The Guardian, 31 August 2021: Mediterranean: Cyprus prepares for oil spill from Syrian power plant, BBC, 31 August 2021: Cyprus on alert as Syrian oil slick spreads across Mediterranean, The National, 31 August 2021: New Orleans sets curfew after Ida wipes out power, France24, 31 August 2021: Hundreds of thousands affected by heavy floods in South Sudan, says UN, DW, 31 August 2021: The aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, The Washington Post, 31 August 2021: Southeast Louisiana residents desperate for food, power, water and help in Ida’s aftermath, NPR, 31 August 2021: At Least 200,000 People Stayed In New Orleans When Ida Hit. They’re Worried About The Coming Weeks, Arab News, 31 August 2021: Northern Cyprus braces for Syrian oil slick, The Washington Post, 31 August 2021: Louisiana power outages renew questions about utility giant’s preparedness for storms, The National, 31 August 2021: IMF urges countries to raise carbon price floor ahead of Cop26, The New York Times, 31 August 2021: New Orleans imposed a curfew as the city is still without power and vulnerable to looters. Catch up on the latest on the storm., The Washington Post, 31 August 2021: Ida brings risk of ‘life-threatening’ flooding to Northeast, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 August 2021: Firefighters defend Tahoe Basin’s homes, beauty from Caldor Fire assault, France24, 1 September 2021: Louisiana residents seek to rebuild from Ida – without power or drinking water, BBC, 1 September 2021: Hurricane Ida: New Orleans under curfew amid blackout, CNN, 1 September 2021: Syrian oil spill spreads across the Mediterranean and could reach Cyprus on Wednesday, BBC, 1 September 2021: Hurricane Ida: Before and after images, NPR, 1 September 2021: Aerial Photos Show A Miles-Long Black Slick In Water Near A Gulf Oil Rig Afer Ida, CNN, 1 September 2021: Before-and-after aerial images show devastation left by Ida in Louisiana, Los Angeles Times, 1 September 2021: Hurricane Ida remnants hit Northeast with tornadoes, heavy winds and rain, DW, 1 September 2021: US, China call climate an ‘oasis’ in otherwise rough relations, The National, 1 September 2021: US climate envoy John Kerry visits China for further talks, CNN, 1 September 2021: New York City declares state of emergency, The Washington Post, 1 September 2021: Ida’s remnants sweep through New York region, killing at least five and sparking floods, Politico.com, 1 September 2021: Ida churns up tension on infrastructure vs. climate change, Los Angeles Times, 1 September 2021: As crews work to defend South Lake Tahoe, the Caldor fire burns 5 miles from Nevada, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 September 2021: Devastating fires could damage Lake Tahoe’s iconic blue waters, The National, 1 September 2021: State of emergency in New York as record Ida flooding batters region, Gulf Times, 1 September 2021: Cabinet okays National Climate Change Plan, CNN, 2 September 2021: Ida remnants trigger massive flooding, The New York Times, 2 September 2021: Flood Warnings and Transit Shutdowns as Ida Slams New York, CNN, 2 September 2021: Air pollution could knock 9 years off the life of people in India, study says, Al Arabiya, 2 September 2021: Flash floods hit New York as Ida brings record-breaking rain, France24, 2 September 2021: Storm Ida triggers deadly flooding in New York and New Jersey, DW, 2 September 2021: At least 14 killed as Hurricane Ida remnants pummel New York, northeastern US, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 September 2021: How firefighters are combating the Caldor Fire, CNN, 2 September 2021: New York Gov: ‘Unprecedented is almost an understatement’, France24, 2 September 2021: New Yorkers pick up pieces following ‘unbelievable’ rainfall, BBC, 2 September 2021: New York and New Jersey floods kill 14, CNN, 2 September 2021: Ida turns NYC into a front line of the climate crisis, The Guardian, 2 September 2021: New York: 14 dead amid ‘historic’ flooding caused by Ida remnants, The Times, 2 September 2021: Record New York flooding forces US Open to cancel indoor match, Arab News, 2 September 2021: Saudi Green Initiative, Middle East Green Initiative events to be held in October, Al Arabiya, 2 September 2021: Saudi Arabia will host inaugural Green Middle East Initiative Summit in October, Los Angeles Times, 2 September 2021: Battle against Caldor fire takes a hopeful turn as winds abate, NPR, 2 September 2021: Ida Brings Historic Flooding To Northeast, Killing More Than 40 People, Curbed, 2 September 2021: The FDR Drive, Swamped Last Night, Is Full of Abandoned Cars Today, The Hill, 2 September 2021: At least 40 killed as Hurricane Ida remnants travel up East Coast, Curbed, 2 September 2021: Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York, New York Magazine, 2 September 2021: Catastrophic Flooding Kills at Least 38 in New York Area, Curbed, 2 September 2021: To Stop Flooding, New York Needs Spongy Streets, The Washington Post, 2 September 2021: Ida’s remnants inundate the Northeast, killing more than 40 people, The New York Times, 2 September 2021: 43 Die as Deadliest Storm Since Sandy Devastates the Northeast, The Atlantic, 3 September 2021: Climate Change Is Already Rejiggering Where Americans Live, The Guardian, 4 September 2021: Hurricane Ida: Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after storm, The New Yorker, 4 September 2021: The Storm Oracle of New Orleans, The New York Times, 4 September 2021: Ida Reveals Two Louisianas: One With Storm Walls, Another Without, The Guardian, 5 September 2021: Hurricane Ida: Divers rush to locate source of reported oil spill in Gulf, France24, 5 September 2021: Hurricane ida’s death toll rises as victims trapped in illegal basement apartments, The New York Times, 5 September 2021: New Orleans Power Failure Traps Older Residents in Homes, Los Angeles Times, 5 September 2021: Outside of New Orleans, an even longer road to Ida recovery, Miami Herald, 5 September 2021: Portions of Miami-Dade under a flood advisory Sunday night. Storms to return Labor Day., The New York Times, 5 September 2021: President Biden will visit Northeast areas hit hard by flash floods, as demand grows for action on climate change., NPR, 5 September 2021: Satellite Photos Show Just How Bad The Flooding From Ida Has Been In New Jersey, NPR, 5 September 2021: Descendants Of The Enslaved Sheltered From Ida In A Historic Plantation’s Big House, The Guardian, 6 September 2021: ‘I don’t have a choice’: Hurricane Ida leaves devastated Louisiana communities struggling with new reality, Al Arabiya, 6 September 2021: Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Guardian, 6 September 2021: Hurricane Ida: Nearly 350 reported oil spills investigated in Gulf, CNN, 6 September 2021: Australia will continue producing and exporting coal ‘beyond 2030’ despite UN warning, The National, 6 September 2021: US investigates 350 reports of oil spills after Hurricane Ida, NPR, 6 September 2021: Biden Is Directing Federal Aid To New Jersey And New York After Ida’s Deadly Flooding, The Hill, 6 September 2021: Biden approves disaster funds for NJ, NY after Ida flooding, Miami Herald, 6 September 2021: Fish kill hits Biscayne Bay as high heat, still waters worsen pollution impacts, France24, 7 September 2021: World’s first hydrogen train comes to France, CNN, 7 September 2021: Biden says now is the time to do something about climate change, Politico.eu, 7 September 2021: Vulnerable countries slam ‘middle class’ activists’ call for climate summit delay, Politico.com, 7 September 2021: Biden tours flood-ravaged N.J., NYC, says infrastructure plan needed to deal with climate change, The New York Times, 7 September 2021: Calling ‘Code Red’ on Climate, Biden Pushes for Infrastructure Plan, Politico.com, 7 September 2021: Biden on climate change: ‘The nation and the world are in peril’, The Washington Post, 7 September 2021: Biden surveys Ida damage, warns of a climate-change ‘code red’, Gulf Times, 8 September 2021: Biden warns of climate change on visit to storm-damaged area, Der Spiegel, 9 September 2021: Helicopters, Planes and … Sheep? Europe Rethinks Its Approach to Forest Fires, NPR, 11 September 2021: Climate Change Is Making Natural Disasters Worse — Along With Our Mental Health, The Guardian, 13 September 2021: Rain fell on Greenland’s ice sheet for the first time ever known. Alarms should ring, Politico.eu, 14 September 2021: US and EU seek global alliance to cut methane emissions, DW, 17 September 2021: Rich nations failing to meet climate funding goal: OECD, France24, 17 September 2021: World on ‘catastrophic’ path to 2.7C warming, warns UN chief, DW, 17 September 2021: Germany to shut controversial Gorleben nuclear waste facility, CNN, 17 September 2021: Earth is on a ‘catastrophic’ warming path, UN report finds, Curbed, 17 September 2021: Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s Waters. A crappy side effect of all this rain., The Guardian, 17 September 2021: Climate crisis: US and EU pledge 30% cut in methane emissions to limit global heating, The New York Times, 17 September 2021: United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Pathway’ With Current Climate Pledges, The New Yorker, 18 September 2021: Annals of a Warming Planet: The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel, The Guardian, 20 September 2021: ‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires, Politico.eu, 20 September 2021: EU court fines Poland €500K a day over refusal to shut down coal mine, CNN, 20 September 2021: Poland ordered to pay $580,000 fine for each day coal mine remains open, The Guardian, 20 September 2021: Poland: Warsaw vows to keep coalmine open despite €500,000-a-day ECJ fine, Los Angeles Times, 21 September 2021: For a generation born into climate change, hope isn’t an option. Activism is, The National, 21 September 2021: UN chief warns world of climate ‘hellscape’ as emissions rise, DW, 21 September 2021: What climate neutrality will cost Germany, The Atlantic, 21 September 2021: Democrats May Be on the Verge of Climate Disaster, The Washington Post, 24 September 2021: Dying crops, spiking energy bills, showers once a week. In South America, the climate future has arrived., The Guardian, 25 September 2021: Why can’t we tackle Covid and climate heating? Nationalism and stupidity, Times of Israel, 26 September 2021: Israelis take to streets, bridges to protest secret UAE oil deal, Arab News, 26 September 2021: Why the Middle East and North Africa must switch to sustainable water management, The National, 26 September 2021: Drought-hit Jordan leaves farmers and officials facing tough choices, Arab News, 28 September 2021: El-Sisi inaugurates world’s largest wastewater treatment plant, The Guardian, 28 September 2021: German election: How coalition wrangling could affect Cop26 mood, BBC, 28 September 2021: Greta Thunberg mocks world leaders’ words at Youth4Climate, The Guardian, 28 September 2021: ‘Blah, blah, blah’: Greta Thunberg lambasts leaders over climate crisis, KCRW, 28 September 2021: Dangerous Air: As California burns, America breathes toxic smoke, The National, 1 October 2021: UN president attending Expo 2020 Dubai to reiterate severity of climate crisis, Los Angeles Times, 2 October 2021: Coast Guard rushes to contain 13-square-mile oil slick off Newport Beach, Los Angeles Times, 2 October 2021: Hot, dry weather challenges crews fighting California wildfires, CNN, 3 October 2021: An oil spill off the California coast destroyed a wildlife habitat and caused dead birds and fish to wash up on Huntington Beach, officials say, DW, 3 October 2021: Oil spill hits California beaches after pipeline breach, NPR, 3 October 2021: A massive oil spill in the Pacific Ocean has reached the Southern California coast, CNN, 4 October 2021: Giant inflatable sails could make shipping greener, The Atlantic, 4 October 2021: Big Business Is Bankrolling an Effort to Kill the Democratic Climate Bill, The New Yorker, 4 October 2021: The Ship That Became a Bomb, Los Angeles Times, 4 October 2021: Coast Guard investigating whether ship anchored at wrong location caused oil spill, The Washington Post, 4 October 2021: In California oil spill, pipeline critics find a way to push Biden, The National, 5 October 2021: EU’s Cop26 strategy: Tell other countries to pay their fair share, The New York Times, 5 October 2021: Mapping California’s Oil Spill: Aging Pipes Line the Coast, NPR, 5 October 2021: A new report shows just how much climate change is killing the world’s coral reefs, Gulf Times, 6 October 2021: Climate change protester disrupts Louis Vuitton show in Paris, The National, 8 October 2021: Google and YouTube to stop climate deniers from monetising content, Khaleej Times, 8 October 2021: US climate envoy John Kerry congratulates UAE for ‘incredibly important’ Net-Zero 2050 initiative, The National, 8 October 2021: John Kerry calls UAE’s net-zero initiative an example for others, New York Magazine, 9 October 2021: California’s Oil Leak Is Part of a Larger Disaster in the Making, The New York Times, 10 October 2021: Major Climate Action Is at Stake in Fight Over Bills Pending in Congress, Los Angeles Times, 10 October 2021: As drought worsens, California farmers are being paid not to grow crops, The Guardian, 11 October 2021: Yemen: Rotting Red Sea oil tanker could leave 8m people without water, Politico.eu, 11 October 2021: Belgium’s nuclear feud threatens to split ruling coalition, France24, 11 October 2021: Climate change may already impact majority of humanity: study, CNN, 12 October 2021: Our underwater future: What sea level rise will look like around the globe, The New York Times, 13 October 2021: Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly All of U.S. Coastline, France24, 14 October 2021: Court orders France to meet its own greenhouse gas reduction targets, NPR, 14 October 2021: Floods threaten to shut down a quarter of the critical facilities in the U.S., The Hill, 14 October 2021: Biden bets big on wind power ahead of climate summit, Irish Times, 15 October 2021: Green mortgages are increasingly popular, but do they work?, The National, 15 October 2021: After Cop26, it is time for an ‘Arab Climate Summit’, Irish Times, 16 October 2021: David McWilliams: Ireland could be the Qatar of renewable energy, The Washington Post, 16 October 2021: White House looks to scale back climate initiative after pushback from Manchin, Miami Herald, 16 October 2021: Biscayne Bay to get a license plate. Options include Stiltsville, sailboats, paddleboarders, The Hill, 16 October 2021: Future U.S. competitiveness depends on effective carbon pricing now, BBC, 17 October 2021: Kerala floods: Dozens missing in deadly India disaster, DW, 17 October 2021: India: Flooding, landslides leave 21 dead in Kerala, New York Times, 17 October 2021: As Manchin Blocks Climate Plan, His State Can’t Hold Back Floods, The Hill, 17 October 2021: Buttigieg says delay in climate action will cost lives amid reports of Manchin roadblock, The National, 18 October 2021: Kerala floods: hundreds of families moved to safety as rivers rise, The Guardian, 18 October 2021: Climate crisis: US and China urged to find way to work together before Cop26, DW, 18 October 2021: India: Towns devastated as Kerala braces for more heavy flooding, Los Angeles Times, 18 October 2021: Kamala Harris visits Lake Mead to sell Biden’s climate agenda amid drought in West, The Hill, 18 October 2021: America needs a climate plan compromise, Jerusalem Post, 19 October 2021: Israel’s defense industry behind pollution of natural water sources – state comptroller, The Times, 19 October 2021: Make your home greener to get a mortgage, The Guardian, 19 October 2021: ‘Case closed’: 99.9% of scientists agree climate emergency caused by humans, DW, 19 October 2021: Climate change threatens millions in Africa, France24, 19 October 2021: Africa needs 50 billion dollars a year for climate change, DW, 19 October 2021: Lobbies undermine EU’s green farming plan, Los ANgeles Times, 19 October 2021: Climate change is supercharging California heat waves, and the state isn’t ready, The New York Times, 19 October 2021: See How the Dixie Fire Created Its Own Weather, The Scotsman, 20 October 2021: Analysis: More than hot air needed to bring about heat pump revolution, Arab News, 21 October 2021: NEOM’s green hydrogen plant to operate in 2026: Air Product’s CEO, The Guardian, 21 October 2021: EU Split over surge in energy prices overshadows climate strategy, Politico.eu, 21 October 2021: Leaked documents show major polluters trying to water down UN climate report, The Washington Post, 21 October 2021: We’re headed for a global energy crisis. What we need is a transition strategy., The New York Times, 21 October 2021: Climate Change Seen as Widening Threat to National Security, DW, 22 October 2021: Nuclear power: Are energy price hikes prompting a German rethink?, NPR, 22 October 2021: This is what climate change will look like in D.C., DW, 22 October 2021: Climate change poses national security risks, US agencies warn, The National, 23 October 2021: Cop26: Summit president says getting a deal will ‘definitely be harder’ than Paris talks, Arab News, 23 October 2021: Saudi Arabia to reach net zero carbon by 2060: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Al Arabiya, 23 October 2021: UN praises Saudi’s ‘bold’ climate action plans after emissions pledge, The Times, 23 October 2021: Can Cop26 succeed if Xi Jinping stays at home?, The National, 24 October 2021: Middle East gathers in Riyadh for Green Initiative Summit on climate change, The Guardian, 24 October 2021: Climate crisis: Poor countries to be offered extra funding to break Cop26 impasse, The National, 25 October 2021: Cop26: Rich countries fall short of $100bn aid target for poorer nations, Gulf Times, 25 October 2021: Philippine group turns plastic waste into planks, Al Arabiya, 25 October 2021: World leaders arrive in Saudi capital Riyadh for Middle East Green Initiative Summit, The Washington Post, 25 October 2021: Australia sets 2050 net zero target but balks at steeper short-term emissions cuts, The National, 25 October 2021: UN warns greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at record highs, Arab News, 25 October 2021: Saudi Arabia launches two initiatives at cost of $10.4 billion to combat climate change: Crown Prince, The Washington Post, 23 October 2021: Ahead of COP26, world is on a dangerous path, and financial pledges fall short, Al Arabiya, 25 October 2021: Saudi Arabia outlines $10.4 billion plans under Mideast Green Initiative, Politico.eu, 25 October 2021: Rich countries break ‘totemic’ $100B annual climate pledge, The Washington Post, 25 October 2021: In advance of climate summit, tension among Biden aides on China policy, Irish Times, 25 October 2021: Climate council unveils recommended carbon budgets up to 2030, The Guardian, 25 October 2021: Cop26: Climate finance for poor countries to hit $100bn target by 2023, says report, The Washington Post, 25 October 2021: The U.N. chief’s relentless, frustrating pursuit to bring the world together on climate change, Los Angeles Times, 25 October 2021: Photos: Storm slams Northern California with flooding and debris flows, heads toward SoCal, The Guardian, 26 October 2021: Climate crisis: World faces disastrous 2.7C temperature rise on current plans, UN warns, CNN, 26 October 2021: Giant gap remains between promises and action on climate, BBC, 26 October 2021: Stock image of a coal power plant smoke stack: UN emissions report a ‘thundering wake-up call’, DW, 26 October 2021: UN: National climate targets ‘fall far short’, NPR, 26 October 2021: Climate change is a risk to national security, the Pentagon says, The Guardian, 26 October 2021: Climate crisis: World faces disastrous 2.7C rise on current plans, UN warns, The New Yorker, 26 October 2021: At the U.N. Climate Summit, Could India Become a Champion, Not Just a Casualty, of the Crisis?, Los Angeles Times, 26 October 2021: Record rains transform a parched California, but ending drought remains elusive, The Washington Post, 26 October 2021: California got a lot of rain, but not nearly enough to end the drought, CNN, 27 October 2021: Storm dumps one year’s worth of rain in two days in southern Italy, The Times, 27 October 2021: Deadly Sicilian cyclone drops a year’s rain in 48 hours, NPR, 27 October 2021: How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy, Los Angeles Times, 27 October 2021: Fire season still a threat to Southern California despite rains, The Washington Post, 27 October 2021: Historic rain and snow begin to refresh California lakes and mountains, The New York Times, 27 October 2021: Yosemite Falls Surges After West Coast Storms Bring Rainfall, CNN, 28 October 2021: China submits new ‘disappointing’ emissions pledge to UN, The Guardian, 28 October 2021: US: Biden plan pledges ‘largest effort to combat climate change in US history’, Politico.eu, 28 October 2021: 5 expectations for the COP26 climate summit, in charts, France24, 28 October 2021: EU to push rich countries to increase climate funding for poorer nations at COP26, Politico.eu, 28 October 2021: The Glasgow climate change summit explained, The Guardian, 28 October 2021: ‘We have heard the warnings’: European Investment Bank to end all loans to oil and gas firms, The Times, 29 October 2021: What is climate change? The evidence and solutions explained in charts, The Guardian, 29 October 2021: The battle to get here was ugly, but the impact of Joe Biden’s climate plan will be huge, CNN, 29 October 2021: US vs. China: How the world’s two biggest emitters stack up on climate, France24, 29 October 2021: Six years on, is the Paris climate deal working?, The Atlantic, 29 October 2021: Biden’s Amazing, Disappointing Climate Triumph, CNN, 30 October 2021: New Zealand says it will cut greenhouse emissions by 50% by 2030, DW, 31 October 2021: G20: World leaders make new climate bid to avert drastic global warming, Politico.eu, 31 October 2021: G20 backs stronger climate action, but won’t end coal use , Irish Times, 31 October 2021: Record greenhouse gas concentrations pushing Earth into ‘uncharted territory’ – report, The Sunday Times, 31 October 2021: Sea levels rising twice as fast as 1990s, The Guardian, 31 October 2021: Cop26: Call for world leaders to ‘banish ghosts of past’ with Cop26 climate vows, BBC, 31 October 2021: Climate change: Extreme weather events are ‘the new norm’, France24, 31 October 2021: G20 leaders release watered-down final statement on climate commitments ahead of COP26, CNN, 31 October 2021: G20 leaders fail to make a net-zero pledge, BBC, 31 October 2021: G20 pledge climate action but make few commitments, France24, 31 October 2021: COP26 climate summit opens in Glasgow as ‘last, best hope’ for meeting 1.5°C target, Gulf Times, 31 October 2021: G20 leaders struggle to secure climate breakthrough at Rome summit, DW, 1 November 2021: COP26: How to close the emissions gap and keep global warming to 1.5 C , The Guardian, 1 November 2021: Xi Jinping: China’s president makes no major climate pledges in written Cop26 address, The National, 1 November 2021: Joe Biden apologises for Trump exit from Paris climate deal, Irish Times, 1 November 2021: ‘A new industrial revolution is essential’, Attenborough tells Cop26, France24, 1 November 2021: World leaders open COP26 climate talks with somber warnings: ‘We are digging our own graves’, The Guardian, 1 November 2021: From CO2 to green energy: The climate crisis explained in 10 charts, The National, 1 November 2021: Antonio Guterres: ‘We are digging our own graves’ with climate change, France24, 1 November 2021: True or false? Exposing the falsehoods of climate change sceptics, The Times, 1 November 2021: If Cop26 fails, our future is hot and angry, The New York Times, 1 November 2021: Leaders Warn of Climate ‘Doomsday’ as Old Rifts Divide Summit’s First Day, The Guardian, 1 November 2021: Cop26: Biden urges action and vows US will ‘lead by example’, CNN, 1 November 2021: More than 100 world leaders will agree to end deforestation by 2030 at COP26, New York Magazine, 1 November 2021: Climate Reparations, Los Angeles Times, 1 November 2021: Climate change now driving increase in wildfire weather, study finds, Politico.com, 1 November 2021: Biden and his allies look past China on climate, Gulf Times, 2 November 2021: World leaders urged to ‘save humanity’ at climate summit, The National, 2 November 2021: Global leaders sign landmark methane pledge at Cop26, Arab News, 2 November 2021: Leaders at global climate talks pledge to cut methane and save forests, France24, 2 November 2021: The costs of climate change in 10 figures, Irish Times, 2 November 2021: Cop26: Modi pledges India will reach net zero emissions by 2070, The Guardian, 2 November 2021: Day two at a glance: What happened at Cop26 today, The Telegraph, 2 November 2021: Revealed: Ursula von der Leyen used private jet to travel just 31 miles (cool stunt! :-D .. the plane hardly comes up to travel altitude! The debate about it is of course again a typical envy debate. After all, if you could, you’d do it the same way. If she had been traveling with her entire wagon train, the complainants would have wept about it,too. If there were helipads everywhere, I would only be traveling by helicopter to avoid the annoying traffic), The National, 2 November 2021: UAE and US launch $4bn initiative to drive climate innovation in agriculture at Cop26, CNN, 2 November 2021: US, UK and EU will help fund South Africa’s coal phaseout, BBC, 2 November 2021: COP26: Biden attacks China and Russia leaders for missing summit, France24, 2 November 2021: More than 80 countries pledge to cut methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030, Khaleej Times, 3 November 2021: UAE, global agency launch $1B platform in renewable energy boost, The National, 3 November 2021: UAE and Irena plan to raise $1 billion for renewables innovation, Al Arabiya, 3 November 2021: Could the Gulf state of Oman hold the key to net zero emissions?, The Guardian, 3 November 2021: Day three at a glance: Here’s what happened at Cop26, CNN, 3 November 2021: A fossil-fuel breakthrough and other highlights from day 3 of COP26, Khaleej Times, 3 November 2021: COP26: Will support practical, scalable solutions to climate change, says UAE, The Guardian, 3 November 2021: Cop26: Twenty countries pledge end to finance for overseas fossil fuel projects, CNN, 3 November 2021: Rich countries want poor ones to transition to clean energy. Millions have no power to begin with, Foreign Policy, 3 November 2021: Rich Countries’ Climate Policies Are Colonialism in Green, The New York Times, 4 November 2021: Over 40 Countries Pledge at Climate Summit to End Use of Coal Power, The Guardian, 4 November 2021: ‘Big step forward’: Pledges could limit warming to 1.8C, says IAEA boss, The Times, 4 November 2021: Greta Thunberg and her band of climate alarmists have to grow up, The Washington Post, 4 November 2021: Earth’s lakes are warming at a feverish pace, with the Great Lakes leading the way, Daily Sabah, 4 November 2021: Von der Leyen stands by 50km private flight amid climate crisis, DW, 4 November 2021: COP26: Saudi Arabia’s climate strategy — Greenwashing or genuine transformation?, The Guardian, 5 November 2021: Cop26: Indonesia says zero-deforestation pledge it signed ‘unfair’, France24, 5 November 2021: Climate activist Greta Thunberg labels COP26 a ‘failure’ as youth demand action, BBC, 5 November 2021: Greta tells protest COP26 has been a ‘failure’, CNN, 5 November 2021: Thunberg calls climate summit a ‘global greenwash festival’, The Guardian, 5 November 2021: ‘Our biggest mistake’ The hidden climate costs of America’s free parking spaces, Politico.eu, 5 November 2021: COP26 strikes ‘eye candy’ side deals to keep climate talks from resulting in ‘zilch’, Arab News, 5 November 2021: Immediate change the only way to tackle climate crisis, Politico.eu, 5 November 2021: COP26 strikes ‘eye candy’ side deals to keep climate talks from resulting in ‘zilch’, Gulf Times, 6 November 2021: Thousands rally in rainy Glasgow for COP26 climate action, The National, 6 November 2021: ‘Climate change cop out’: 100,000 protesters march through Glasgow, Al Arabiya, 6 November 2021: More than 1,000 people in Sydney, Melbourne protest Australia’s climate policy, Irish Times, 6 November 2021: Cop26: Funding for protecting nature and shift to sustainable farming, The Times, 6 November 2021: Bolshy Greta so reminds me of my wife, The Guardian, 6 November 2021: ‘The time for change is now Demos around the world demand action on climate crisis, BBC, 6 November 2021: COP26: Thousands march for Glasgow’s biggest protest, France24, 6 November 2021: COP26: Thousands rally in Glasgow to demand climate action, Politico.eu, 6 November 2021: EU’s looming carbon tax nudged Turkey toward Paris climate accord, envoy says, Irish Times, 6 November 2021: ‘Action can no longer wait’: Thousands turn out for climate protest in Dublin, NPR, 6 November 2021: Thousands protest in Glasgow and around the world for action against climate change, The Washington Post, 7 November 2021: COP26 climate summit shifts from pomp and promises to difficult negotiations, The New Yorker, 7 November 2021: Running Out of Time at the U.N. Climate Conference, The Hill, 7 November 2021: US, China power struggle on display at climate summit, Haaretz, 7 November 2021: How the Occupation Harms Not Only the Palestinians, but the Planet Too, The Guardian, 8 November 2021: Decarbonisation: Cop26: African nations seek talks on $700bn climate finance deal, Irish Times, 8 November 2021: Cop26: World must ‘step up now’ on climate action, Obama says, The Times, 8 November 2021: Obama criticises Putin and Xi for climate conference snub, The Guardian, 8 November 2021: Barack Obama: Former US president implores world leaders to ‘step up now’ to avert climate disaster, BBC, 8 November 2021: Stay angry on climate, Obama tells young people, The Scotsman, 8 November 2021: Barack Obama in Glasgow for COP26 summit, France24, 8 November 2021: Obama calls out China and Russia for ‘dangerous lack of urgency’ at COP26, Politico.eu, 9 November 2021: Climate compensation demands grow louder at COP26, The Times, 9 November 2021: World on course to heat up by 2.7C, scientists warn, The Guardian, 9 November 2021: Climate crisis: World on course for disastrous heating of more than 2.4C, says key Cop26 report, DW, 9 November 2021: COP26: ‘Two realities’ for climate delegates, NPR, 9 November 2021: Glasgow climate pledges are ‘lip service’ without far more aggressive plans, The New York Times, 10 November 2021: U.S. and China Agree to Work Together to Tackle Climate Change, CNN, 11 November 2021: Climate summit stalls over huge gaps that all boil down to one thing — who should pay for the crisis?, France24, 11 November 2021: China, US vow to work together on cutting emissions at climate summit, NPR, 11 November 2021: Developing nations say they’re owed for climate change damage. Richer nations aren’t budging, The Washington Post, 11 November 2021: With world’s climate goal on the line, leaders warn U.N. talks risk falling short, NPR, 11 November 2021: The U.S. and China announce a surprise climate agreement at COP26 summit, The National, 12 November 2021: Biden and China’s Xi expected to meet virtually on Monday, France24, 12 November 2021: COP26: UN climate summit heads into fraught final hours without key agreements, BBC, 12 November 2021: ‘We are sinking’ – plea to COP as deal goes to wire, CNN, 12 November 2021: COP26 goes into overtime as deep divisions remain, The Guardian, 12 November 2021: Live Cop26: deadline for agreeing crucial climate deal passes but negotiations set to continue into night, The Washingotn Post, 12 November 2021: Climate talks march past deadline, Irish Times, 12 November 2021: Cop26: Are we seeing the end of fossil fuels?, Politico.eu, 12 November 2021: EU accused of being the ‘missing leader’ at COP26 climate talks, The Washingotn Post, 12 November 2021: Negotiators unveil new draft deal as U.N. climate talks continue in overtime, France24, 13 November 2021: COP26 climate deal reached in Glasgow after marathon talks, CNN, 13 November 2021: COP26 climate agreement reached with unprecedented reference to fossil fuels, The Guardian, 13 November 2021: It could have been worse, but our leaders failed us at Cop26. That’s the truth of it, Politico.eu, 13 November 2021: EU, US block effort for climate disaster funding at COP26, BBC, 13 November 2021: Climate deal agreed with last-minute change on coal, The Guardian, 13 November 2021: Cop26 Countries agree to accept ‘imperfect’ climate agreement, Politico.eu, 13 November 2021: COP26 climate deal ‘too late’ for vulnerable countries but too much for others, NPR, 13 November 2021: Here’s what world leaders agreed to — and what they didn’t — at the U.N. climate summit, The New York Times, 13 November 2021: Negotiators Reach a Climate Deal, but Remain Far From Limiting Warming, The Washington Post, 13 November 2021: The full text of the Glasgow climate pact, annotated, The National, 13 November 2021: World reaches climate deal after tense climax to Cop26, DW, 14 November 2021: COP26: World leaders fail to honor climate pledge, France24, 14 November 2021: New Glasgow Climate Pact offers some ‘breakthroughs’ but also ‘deep disappointment’, The Guardian, 14 November 2021: Coal: Alok Sharma ‘deeply frustrated’ by India and China, The New York Times, 14 November 2021: Climate Promises Made in Glasgow Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful Leaders, The Washington Post, 14 November 2021: ‘Not enough’: World leaders, activists voice disappointment with COP26 agreement, Irish Times, 15 November 2021: The Irish Times view on Cop26: imperfect progress, Politico.eu, 16 November 2021: EU and US face hard road to confront China’s dirty steel, Arab News, 16 November 2021: NEOM to see world’s largest floating industrial complex OXAGON, BBC, 16 November 2021: How cities are going carbon neutral, DW, 17 November 2021: Deadly storm hits Canada, The Guardian, 17 November 2021: ‘Mountainsides just collapsed’ Pacific north-west grapples with catastrophic floods, CNN, 17 November 2021: Canada farmers rescue cows from floods after month’s worth of rain in two days, BBC, 17 November 2021: State of emergency declared after Canada storm, The Hill, 17 November 2021: Death toll expected to rise in Canada amid massive floods and landslides, Los Angeles Times, 18 November 2021: How online shopping is polluting California’s Inland Empire, Arab News, 19 November 2021: Greens sing the blues as reality triumphs at COP26, Politico.eu, 19 November 2021: Britain’s half-arsed climate summit, The Times, 19 November 2021: Migrant crisis: Poland says millions of migrants could come to Europe (of course, and especially as a result of the climate crisis, which will make parts of the Middle East and the African continent uninhabitable. People have to go somewhere. Unfortunately, western politicians only think in terms of election periods. They can not think long-term, otherwise something completely different would have come out of COP26 in Glasgow), The Economist, 20 November 2021: The Glasgow summit left a huge hole in the world’s plans to curb climate change, France24, 22 November 2021: Climate warming forecasts may be too rosy: study, France24, 23 November 2021: EU parliament greenlights farm subsidy plan, DW, 23 November 2021: EU lawmakers pass farming subsidy deal, Politico.eu, 23 November 2021: Don’t call it climate change. Red states prepare for ‘extreme weather’, The Washington Post, 24 November 2021: Biden administration approves first offshore wind farm to supply power to New York, DW, 26 November 2021: Germany’s new coalition promises climate revolution, The Washington Post, 26 November 2021: Biden administration pushes to raise rates for oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters, citing climate change, Politico.com, 27 November 2021: How ‘Climate Migrants’ Are Roiling American Politics, BBC, 27 November 2021: Third person dies as storm brings 98mph gusts to UK, The National, 6 December 2021: US retailer Patagonia donates $10m from Black Friday sales to protect environment, Irish Times, 8 December 2021: Irish Times view on climate change and extreme weather, The National, 9 December 2021: Terrorism thrives in climate change wastelands, UN hears, The Guardian, 11 December 2021: US: At least 70 dead as tornadoes rip across central and southern states, CNN, 11 December 2021: At least 70 people likely dead after tornadoes in Kentucky, governor says, France24, 11 December 2021: Devastating tornadoes kill at least 78 in Kentucky and other US states, BBC, 11 December 2021: Biden reaches out to tornado-hit US states, The Times, 11 December 2021: Up to 100 feared dead as tornados lash America, Irish Times, 11 December 2021: More than 70 killed after tornadoes tear through six US states, Politico.com, 11 December 2021: Beshear, Biden pledge relief as storm system inflicts catastrophic toll, The New York Times, 11 December 2021: Tornadoes Leave Trail of Devastation Across 6 States, With Scores Dead, The Washington Post, 11 December 2021: Survivors unlikely at Ky. factory, governor says, Los Angeles Times, 11 December 2021: Deadly tornado leaves Kentucky town of Mayfield mourning and seeking survivors, NPR, 11 December 2021: Over 80 killed in tornadoes in central U.S.; Biden declares emergency in Kentucky, France24, 12 December 2021: Scores killed as devastating tornadoes tear through Kentucky, other US states, Irish Times, 13 December 2021: Russia vetoes Irish-led UN resolution on climate action, The Times, 13 December 2021: This is the new normal, America told as tornado death toll rises, The National, 13 December 2021: Russia vetoes climate change resolution at UN, The Washington Post, 13 December 2021: Climate change is a disaster, whether or not it caused Kentucky’s tornadoes, The Hill, 14 December 2021: Heavy rain hits drought-stricken California, triggering evacuations, rescues, Politico.eu, 15 December 2021: Brussels’ big building grab, France24, 15 December 2021: NYC’s $1.45-billion seawall aims to protect residents from effects of climate change, The National, 18 December 2021: Typhoon Rai: Philippines aid group warns of ‘alarming’ destruction as death toll rises, Arab News, 18 December 2021: Promises alone will not save us from climate change, Jerusalem Post, 18 December 2021: Thousands displaced by floods in Malaysia, The Guardian, 18 December 2021: Climate crisis: Scientists watch giant ‘doomsday’ glacier in Antarctica with concern, DW, 18 December 2021: Philippines: Rai leaves trail of devastation, CNN, 19 December 2021: Death toll from Super Typhoon Rai climbs to at least 75 people, The Atlantic, 19 December 2021: Climate Change Is Going to Be Gross, DW, 19 December 2021: Scores dead after typhoon batters Philippines, Politico.eu, 20 December 2021: Poland rakes in the carbon cash it pretends to hate, BBC, 21 December 2021: Super typhoon leaves island without power or water, France24, 21 December 2021: 14 dead, 70,000 displaced in Malaysian floods, DW, 21 December 2021: Ukraine: Toxic waters: How not to phase out coal, Los Angeles Times, 21 December 2021: Biden’s climate bill might be dead. But he just approved two huge solar farms, The Hill, 22 December 2021: The geopolitical consequences of the EU’s green ambitions, The Guardian, 23 December 2021: Typhoon Rai: More than 3m people directly affected in Philippines, NPR, 23 December 2021: For kids who survived tornadoes, Santa comes ‘a little bit differently’ this year, Politico.com, 23 December 2021: A flood of climate aid is coming from Washington. Will those who need it miss out?, NPR, 23 December 2021: How 2021’s floods and heat waves are signs of what’s to come, Gulf Times, 25 December 2021: Philippine typhoon survivors wish for roofs and food at Christmas, DW, 25 December 2021: Spain declares end to La Palma volcano eruption, BBC, 25 December 2021: Spain’s La Palma volcano eruption declared over after three months, Times of Israel, 26 December 2021: Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled as bird flu spreads; egg shortage due, France24, 26 December 2021: Large Israel bird flu outbreak kills 2,000 wild cranes, The Times, 27 December 2021: Hidden Moses dam that keeps Venice dry, The Washington Post, 27 December 2021: Historic U.S. weather events in 2021, by the numbers, DW, 27 December 2021: How sustainable is wind power?, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 December 2021: Here’s how much December’s rain added to Northern California reservoirs, DW, 29 December 2021: Germany sees battle over cheap meat flare up (the German version of “Groundhog Day”. The discussion takes place at least once a year, especially intensified after a change of government, and has meanwhile become an ideological struggle for interpretative sovereignty and large budgets. It has little to do with the realities of life in the majority society. If you want to eat vegan, you can do it and if you don’t want it, you don’t do it. In between there are then the flexitarians (that should be the majority, who simply eat what they feel like eating or whatever is on the table, without any drama, campaigns, hatred and hate speech and without having to post about it three times a day on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) – very simple), The Guardian, 29 December 2021: Oceans: Plastic beads could make nets more visible to cetaceans, scientists say, The National, 29 December 2021: Germany enters final phase of nuclear switch-off, Arab News, 29 December 2021: Transition to net zero is Europe’s time to shine, Politico.eu, 29 December 2021: Poland digs in over mine spat with EU, Politico.com, 30 December 2021: California continues to face wildfire risks. Insurers think they have an answer., Politico.eu, 30 December 2021: Germany powers down 3 nuclear plants, The Times, 31 December 2021: 30,000 flee their homes as freak fires rage across the Rockies, BBC, 31 December 2021: Fires tear through hundreds of homes in Colorado, The National, 31 December 2021: How you can make an impact in the fight against climate change in 2022, Los Angeles Times, 31 December 2021: Beaches in Long Beach, L.A. and Orange counties closed after sewage spill of up to 4 million gallons, The Guardian, 31 December 2021: That’s a wrap: French plastic packaging ban for fruit and veg begins on New Year’s Day, CNN, 1 January 2022: No deaths have been reported in the ferocious Colorado wildfire. It may be a ‘New Year’s miracle,’ governor says, DW, 1 January 2022: EU proposes labeling gas and nuclear energy as climate friendly, The National, 1 January 2022: France bans plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables, The Guardian, 1 January 2022: Climate crisis: Sands of time are slipping away for England’s crumbling coasts, Politico.eu, 1 January 2022: Germany hits out at Brussels plan to label nuclear and gas ‘green’, The Guardian, 1 January 2022: Colorado wildfire: Up to 1,000 buildings destroyed as Biden declares disaster, France24, 1 January 2022: EU plans to class nuclear power and natural gas as green energy sources, The Hill, 1 January 2022: Massive sewage spill closes beaches around Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, 1 January 2022: 2 missing in devastating Colorado wildfire, officials say, BBC, 1 January 2022: Colorado wildfire: Three people reported missing and presumed dead, The Hill, 1 January 2022: Kentucky governor declares state of emergency after powerful storm, France24, 1 January 2022: Happy Green Year! French eco-friendly packaging laws go into effect, The Hill, 1 January 2022: Biden approves Colorado disaster declaration as wildfires destroy hundreds of homes, New York Magazine, 1 January 2022: The Return of the Urban Firestorm, The Washington Post, 1 January 2022: 3 missing in Colorado fire as snow storm complicates recovery effort, sheriff says, The New York Times, 1 January 2022: After Catastrophic Fire, Colorado Fights a New Hazard: 10 Inches of Snow, DW, 1 January 2022: Snowfall helps quell Colorado blaze, The National, 3 January 2022: Outcry over EU’s ‘greenwashing’ of nuclear and gas, Politico.eu, 3 January 2022: Germany downplays coalition anger over ‘dangerous’ EU nuclear push, DW, 3 January 2022: Nuclear energy is not sustainable, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 January 2022: California is sitting on $350 million in unclaimed bottle deposit funds, thanks to ‘recycling deserts’, The New York Times, 4 January 2022: Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms., San Francisco Chronicle, 4 January 2022: Satellite images show stunning change for Lake Tahoe before and after December snowstorms, DW, 6 January 2022: Going nuclear: Should nations unilaterally decide?, France24, 7 January 2022: Paris, Berlin ‘agree to disagree’ on French push to label nuclear energy green, The Guardian, 10 January 2022: Climate crisis: Last seven years the hottest on record, 2021 data shows, BBC, 10 January 2022: Past seven years hottest on record – EU data, The New Yorker, 10 January 2022: The Great Siberian Thaw, France24, 10 January 2022: EU climate monitor reports last seven years were world’s hottest on record, Politico.eu, 11 January 2022: Germany spells out ‘gigantic’ effort to cut emissions and boost renewables, The Times, 11 January 2022: Climate change is our biggest long-term threat, says World Economic Forum, DW, 11 January 2022: What to expect from the world’s sixth mass extinction, Politico.eu, 14 January 2022: EU budget offers debt loophole to battle climate change, Politico.eu, 14 January 2022: EU loses an eye in the sky on climate change, Khaleej Times, 15 January 2022: Countries must triple renewable energy capacity by 2030: UN chief, BBC, 15 January 2022: Get away from shore – US and Japan warn on tsunami, France24, 15 January 2022: Volcano triggers Tonga tsunami, alerts issued from Japan to US, The New York Times, 15 January 2022: Volcano Eruption Near Tonga Sends Tsunamis Across the Pacific, The Washington Post, 15 January 2022: Pacific volcano sends tsunami waves to Tonga; advisories extend to U.S., Japan, Los Angeles Times, 15 January 2022: Tsunami advisory issued for California coast; beaches closed, strong waves expected, New York Magazine, 15 January 2022: Eruption of Undersea Volcano Near Tonga Triggers Tsunami Warnings Across Pacific, NPR, 15 January 2022: A massive volcano erupts near Tonga, causing tsunami waves as far as the West Coast, Haaretz, 15 January 2022: How Israel Intentionally Destroyed the Dead Sea, France24, 16 January 2022: Massive volcanic eruption in Tonga caused ‘significant damage’, The Guardian, 17 January 2022: Tonga volcano: A visual guide to the eruption and its aftermath, Politico.com, 17 January 2022: The renewable energy source Democrats hope will break out, The Guardian, 17 January 2022: Climate crisis: China’s coal production hit record levels in 2021, CNN, 17 January 2022: Florida tornadoes destroy dozens of homes, leave 7,000 customers without power, BBC, 17 January 2022: Anxious wait for news after tsunami cuts off Tonga, DW, 17 January 2022: Global Ideas: Could the Red Sea’s heat-resilient corals help restore the world’s dying reefs?, BBC, 18 January 2022: Tonga tsunami: Before and after eruption, France24, 18 January 2022: Aerial photos show ‘alarming’ destruction in Tonga after volcanic eruption, deadly tsunami, CNN, 19 January 2022: Tonga faces ‘unprecedented disaster’ with warning of more eruptions and tsunami risk, BBC, 19 January 2022: New images reveal destruction in ash-laden Tonga, The New York Times, 19 January 2022: With a Repair Ship Many Days Away, Tonga Faces Weeks of Digital Darkness, BBC, 20 January 2022: First foreign planes arrive in stricken Tonga, NPR, 20 January 2022: The first aid flight arrived in Tonga after a five-day cut off due to eruption, Gulf News, 20 January 2022: More than 100 snakes found inside home of dead man in US, Irish Times, 22 January 2022: Flights carrying food, water and medical supplies land in Tonga, The Guardian, 22 January 2022: California: Big Sur wildfire causes evacuations as Harris visits state to tout federal plan, NPR, 22 January 2022: A wildfire near California’s Big Sur forces residents to evacuate, Politico.com, 23 January 2022: How a toxic chemical ended up in the drinking water supply for 13 million people, DW, 23 January 2022: Tonga faces long road to recovery, The National, 24 January 2022: Inside Dubai’s vast solar project leading clean energy drive, The Times, 24 January 2022: Gas prices will stay high ‘until 2025’, Jerusalem Post, 26 January 2022: US Reps question withdrawal of US support for EastMed pipeline from Israel, The Guardian, 26 January 2022: Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it, Politico.eu, 27 January 2022: The Netherlands’ earthshaking gas deal with Germany, Politico.com, 28 January 2022: How Biden Can Use the Ocean to Fight Climate Change, The National, 28 January 2022: US judge scraps Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale over climate concerns, Politico.com, 28 January 2022: The Battle to Save Waikiki Beach, The Times, 28 January 2022: Australia commits A$1bn in scramble to save Great Barrier Reef, Gulf News, 29 January 2022: Photos: Thailand beach closes after oil spill washes ashore, Politico.eu, 31 January 2022: Poland’s bison-unfriendly border barrier, The New Yorker, 31 January 2022: Can Germany Show Us How to Leave Coal Behind?, France24, 1 February 2022: Myanmar, climate activists among Nobel Peace Prize nominees, The Guardian, 1 February 2022: Climate crisis: Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014, Miami Herald, 1 February 2022: Florida gets another $404 million for climate change prep. It needs billions more, Politico.eu, 2 February 2022: EU under fire for ‘imperfect’ move to call gas and nuclear sustainable, BBC, 2 February 2022: EU moves to label nuclear and gas as sustainable, DW, 2 February 2022: European Commission declares nuclear and gas to be green, Tampa Bay Times, 2 February 2022: Don’t swallow Florida developers’ snake-oil promise to re-grow seagrass beds, The National, 4 February 2022: Earth ablaze: are uncontrollable wildfires now a fact of life?, France24, 5 February 2022: Floating carpet of dead fish highlights France’s ‘lax’ attitude to overfishing, CNN, 5 February 2022: France launches inquiry after spill of over 100,000 dead fish off Atlantic coast, The Guardian, 5 February 2022: France: Shock after giant trawler sheds 100,000 dead fish off coast, The Hill, 6 February 2022: California rooftop solar proposal sparks firestorm, Politico.eu, 8 February 2022: Commission moves to cut Polish funds over unpaid coal mine fine, Miami Herald, 8 February 2022: Florida to set goals for 100% renewable energy by 2050. But will it actually happen?, One Ocean Summit, CNN, 9 February 2022: A giant donut-shaped machine just proved a near-limitless clean power source is possible, Politico.eu, 9 February 2022: Macron’s man in Brussels plots to kill EU carbon price on cars and homes, The Times, 9 February 2022: Fusion power breakthrough smashes world record, Politico.eu, 9 February 2022: Greenpeace chief: German government is place to ‘make biggest difference’, CNN, 11 February 2022: France announces plans to build up to 14 nuclear reactors, The Guardian, 11 February 2022: One Ocean summit: More than 100 nations take action to save oceans from human harm, Politico.com, 12 February 2022: Biden’s climate agenda stalls, and progressives fume, CNN, 14 February 2022: US West’s megadrought is the worst in 1,200 years, Politico.eu, 14 February 2022: Greek wind projects annoy environmentalists, Los Angeles Times, 14 February 2022: Western megadrought is worst in 1,200 years, intensified by climate change, study finds, CNN, 14 February 2022: Putin could turn off Europe’s gas tap. This is the solution, Politico.com, 15 February 2022: Seas could rise up to a foot by 2050, posing ‘a clear and present risk’ to U.S., The National, 15 February 2022: US sea levels could rise half a metre by end of century, Arab News, 15 February 2022: Eastern Mediterranean’s climate fight can decrease tensions, The Guardian, 15 February 2022: Environment: US west ‘megadrought’ is worst in at least 1,200 years, new study says, BBC, 17 February 2022: The people building edible cities, The Washington Post, 17 February 2022: Facing the effects of climate change, skiers want to save their snow — and their sport, Miami Herald, 18 February 2022: Sea rise prompts Miami-Dade to consider raising heights of roads, seawalls and canals, DW, 18 February 2022: How to find hope in the face of the climate crisis, The National, 18 February 2022: Climate change and war pushing 285 million to starvation, UN World Food Programme warns, Irish Times, 20 February 2022: Can you beat rising energy costs by generating your own power?, France24, 20 February 2022: Ethiopia’s Abiy inaugurates electricity production at Nile mega-dam, Irish Times, 20 February 2022: How did housing become one of the most divisive issues on the planet?, The National, 21 February 2022: Europe’s storms send wind turbines into overdrive, Arab News, 21 February 2022: Egypt slams Ethiopian power generation from Renaissance Dam, Los Angeles Times, 21 February 2022: As drought lingers, larger wildfires pose new threats to water supply, Arab News, 23 February 2022: UAE may play key role in resolution of Renaissance Dam crisis, Al Arabiya, 24 February 2022: Protecting Lebanon’s woodland: Regeneration of forests underway, BBC, 24 February 2022: ‘Ecological disaster’ warning as Chernobyl seized, Arab News, 24 February 2022: IAEA says Ukraine nuclear power plants running safely, no ‘destruction’ at Chernobyl, CNN, 25 February 2022: Russian forces seize control of Chernobyl nuclear plant and hold staff hostage: Ukrainian officials, Times of Israel, 25 February 2022: Chernobyl radiation rise detected as Russia military kicks up dust, says nuke agency, Politico.eu, 25 February 2022: Risk of Chernobyl catastrophe is ‘real,’ experts say, CNN, 25 February 2022: These African heritage sites are under threat from rising seas, but there’s still time to save them, BBC, 25 February 2022: Chernobyl: Radiation spike at nuclear plant seized by Russian forces, The Hill, 26 February 2022: Russian military threatens Ukraine nuclear power plant, Arab News, 27 February 2022: Red Sea resort to keep tourist numbers at environment-friendly levels: Official, The Guardian, 27 February 2022: ‘At least 24 hours of danger’: Flood waters surge across Brisbane and south-east Queensland as ‘rain bomb’ threatens lives, The National, 27 February 2022: Australia hit by ‘rain bomb’ as flooding death toll rises, The National, 28 February 2022: US Supreme Court hears climate case as UN issues bleak warning, The New York Times, 28 February 2022: Climate Change Is Harming the Planet Faster Than We Can Adapt, the U.N. Warns, The Guardian, 28 February 2022: Climate crisis: IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown, CNN, 28 February 2022: ‘Delay means death’: We’re running out of ways to adapt to the climate crisis, new report shows. Here are the key takeaways, The National, 1 March 2022: Australia’s worst flooding in a decade drives thousands from homes, The Guardian, 1 March 2022: Wildfires: Giant ash cloud blows across southern Paraguay, BBC, 1 March 2022: How climate change is re-shaping the way Gen Z works, Jerusalem Post, 2 March 2022: Russian seizure of Chernobyl 1st military clash in nuke disaster area – IAEA chief, CNN, 3 March 2022: Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant fire extinguished, The Times, 3 March 2022: Bleak future for Italian farmers as climate change dries up Po River, The Hill, 4 March 2022: Fire out as Russia seizes Europe’s largest nuclear plant, The Guardian, 4 March 2022: Australia floods: Telecommunications outage hampering rescue effort, Times of Israel, 4 March 2022: No radiation leak at Ukraine nuclear plant after Russian attack starts fire, kills 3, The Guardian, 4 March 2022: We cling to our memory of the perfect Australian summer – before flood, fire and plague. But the past is gone and we have to wake up, The National, 4 March 2022: Where is Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and what has happened? All you need to know, Los Angeles Times, 4 March 2022: Russians seize nuclear power plant amid heavy bombardment of Ukraine, Arab News, 4 March 2022: US envoy to UN slams ‘reckless’ Russian attack on nuclear plant, Moscow denies shelling, The New York Times, 4 March 2022: The fire at the nuclear complex was only about 1,500 feet from a reactor, maps show., Los Angeles Times, 4 March 2022: L.A. has $556 million and a plan to capture more storm water. But will they ever do it?, Politico.eu, 4 March 2022: Russian shelling of nuclear plant raises radioactive threat in Ukraine, DW, 4 March 2022: Will war fast-track the energy transition?, CNN, 4 March 2022: How dangerous was Russia’s attack at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant?, BBC, 4 March 2022: Russian attack on nuclear plant was reckless, US says, Politico.eu, 4 March 2022: Ukraine’s nuclear nightmare is only part of the war’s environmental horrors, The National, 5 March 2022: Thousands flee as South Korea wildfire destroys homes, Politico.eu, 5 March 2022: Moldova issues plea for aid as Ukraine war brings multiple crises, DW, 5 March 2022: South Korea: Wildfire triggers mass evacuation, The Guardian, 6 March 2022: ‘Next level destruction’ Australian residents detail the moments floods devastated their homes, Arab News, 6 March 2022: UN watchdog expresses ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine nuclear power plant, Al Arabiya, 6 March 2022: Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant under Russian commanders who cut off comms: IAEA, Miami Herald, 6 March 2022: Empty Champlain Towers garage offers rare window into impact of sea rise underground, Israel Hayom, 6 March 2022: Israeli officials debate land allocation for solar panels, DW, 7 March 2022: US: Wildfires force mass evacuations in Florida, Jerusalem Post, 7 March 2022: Russia destroyed Ukraine nuclear neutron generator – IAEA chief, The National, 8 March 2022: Call for Russia to allow independent inspectors into seized Ukrainian nuclear sites, France24, 8 March 2022: Tens of thousands flee Sydney as Australia’s deadly floods continue, Politico.eu, 8 March 2022: Commission plans to get EU off Russian gas before 2030, BBC, 8 March 2022: Ukraine war: Chernobyl workers’ 12-day ordeal under Russian guard, Politico.eu, 8 March 2022: How Putin made the Green Deal great again, Times of Israel, 9 March 2022: Radiation expert: Ukraine war could pose greater nuclear threat than Chernobyl, BBC, 9 March 2022: Ukraine war: Chernobyl power supply cut off, says energy operator, Los Angeles Times, 11 March 2022: With no respite from drought, officials call upon Californians to conserve water, NPR, 11 March 2022: Video analysis reveals Russian attack on Ukrainian nuclear plant veered near disaster, Los Angeles Times, 12 March 2022: Why it’s been so warm and windy in Southern California this winter, DW, 12 March 2022: Finland’s much-delayed nuclear plant launches, The Guardian, 13 March 2022: Nigel Farage’s hard-right faction won Brexit. Now net zero is in its sights, The National, 14 March 2022: Energy markets need more investment to avoid supply shocks, says Dr Al Jaber, Los Angeles Times, 15 March 2022: As drought deepens, Californians are saving less water, The Times, 15 March 2022: Suddenly, we’ve all warmed to green energy, NPR, 16 March 2022: Texas and other states want to punish fossil fuel divestment, The National, 16 March 2022: Powerful earthquake strikes Japan’s north-east coast and triggers tsunami warning, The New York Times, 16 March 2022: Live Updates: Tsunami Alert Canceled After Big Quake Near Fukushima, Los Angeles Times, 16 March 2022: Magnitude 7.3 quake hits north Japan, tsunami risk receding, NPR, 16 March 2022: A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan, France24, 16 March 2022: Climate can wait: French election campaign ignores ‘humanity’s greatest challenge’, BBC, 17 March 2022: Earthquake: Two dead after Japan hit by tremor, The National, 18 March 2022: Texas fires fuelled by gusty winds prompt evacuations, The Guardian, 18 March 2022: Dead coral found at Great Barrier Reef as widespread bleaching event unfolds, Los Angeles Times, 18 March 2022: California slashes State Water Project allocation as year begins with record dryness, NPR, 19 March 2022: In Thailand, the pandemic helped a famous beach recover from an onslaught of tourists, The Guardian, 19 March 2022: Queensland floods raise questions about the ‘ethical obligation of planners’, industry figures say, NPR, 20 March 2022: The U.S. may force companies to disclose climate risks, marking a historic change, DW, 21 March 2022: IPCC: Nations vet solutions to climate crisis, The Guardian, 21 March 2022: UN ocean treaty summit collapses as states accused of dragging out talks, Politico.eu, 21 March 2022: There are too many wolves and bears, grumble European farmers, Arab News, 22 March 2022: Greening Saudi Project gains expert backing, Al Arabiya, 22 March 2022: Groundwater contributes around $230 billion to global economy per year: FAO, BBC, 22 March 2022: What happened to the world’s ozone hole?, The New York Times, 22 March 2022: Tornado Cuts Destructive Path Through New Orleans as Storms Threaten South, The Hill, 22 March 2022: Large tornado hits New Orleans, The Guardian, 23 March 2022: Climate crisis: UN chief calls for extreme weather warning systems for everyone on Earth, NPR, 23 March 2022: Tornado kills at least 1 after it rips through New Orleans and its suburbs, The Guardian, 23 March 2022: Tornado hits New Orleans causing damage, power outages and reports of one death, The Guardian, 23 March 2022: ‘One traumatic thing after another’: New Orleans homes flattened by giant twisters, The Guardian, 23 March 2022: Pressure grows for deal to save nature at crunch talks in Geneva, DW, 24 March 2022: Superyachts symbolize climate breakdown, NPR, 25 March 2022: A previously stable ice shelf, the size of New York City, collapses in Antarctica, The Guardian, 25 March 2022: US plan to provide 15bn cubic meters of natural gas to EU alarms climate groups (umm .. Putin is a war criminal and dictator, but not a “climate group”), Arab News, 25 March 2022: Wärtsilä president says GCC should focus on hydrogen-energy potential, The Guardian, 25 March 2022: Satellite data shows entire Conger ice shelf has collapsed in Antarctica, DW, 25 March 2022: Fridays for Future protests call for peace and climate justice , NPR, 26 March 2022: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is hit with mass coral bleaching yet again, Politico.eu, 26 March 2022: Von der Leyen meets youth climate activists to talk about Russian energy, The Hill, 28 March 2022: About half of US water ‘too polluted’ for swimming, fishing or drinking, report finds, Arab News, 28 March 2022: Makkah gov. launches major environmental initiative for province, OPB, 28 March 2022: Race to the bottom: Draining Summer Lake, DW, 28 March 2022: Environment: The true cost of fracked US ‘freedom gas’, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 March 2022: California wildfire smoke may rise to practically unbearable levels in next decades, The Hill, 29 March 2022: States must target water infrastructure funds to urban, rural areas with real need: lawmakers, DW, 29 March 2022: Germany to invest €4 billion in ‘natural climate protection’, Arab News, 29 March 2022: Environmental degradation exacerbated by Israel-Palestine politics, Times of Israel, 29 March 2022: Arab environment ministers call on wealthy nations to keep climate cash promises, CNN, 30 March 2022: The Caribbean mangrove forest that defied destruction, Los Angeles Times, 1 April 2022: Californians urged to save water as state faces dismal snowpack in Sierra Nevada, Los Angeles Times, 1 April 2022: California says $2.6-billion pact can protect delta amid drought. Critics disagree, New York Magazine, 2 April 2022: Once Again, Environmentalists Are Sabotaging Climate Progress, Los Angeles Times, 3 April 2022: Conservationists are a step closer to keeping a ‘desert island in the sky’ wild forever, The Sunday Times, 3 April 2022: Johnson will drop wind farms in favour of more nuclear power stations, The Guardian, 3 April 2022: Scientists urge end to fossil fuel use as landmark IPCC report readied, The New York Times, 4 April 2022: I’m a Scientist in California. Here’s What Worries Me Most About Drought., The National, 4 April 2022: UN climate report warns urgent action needed to ensure ‘liveable future’ for all, The New York Times, 4 April 2022: Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns, DW, 4 April 2022: IPCC: World must halve emissions by 2030, France24, 4 April 2022: Emissions must peak before 2025 for ‘liveable future’, UN report says, DW, 4 April 2022: Russian invasion is a chance to reinvigorate the climate fight, BBC, 4 April 2022: Climate change: IPCC scientists say it’s ‘now or never’ to limit warming, The Guardian, 4 April 2022: IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster, The Times, 4 April 2022: IPCC climate report: Slash emissions now and world can avoid worst effects, NPR, 4 April 2022: The climate cost of the war in Ukraine, Los Angeles Times, 4 April 2022: Earth hurtling toward a dangerous temperature limit, major climate report warns, The Hill, 5 April 2022: Africa looks to renewables to curb warming, boost economies, Times of Israel, 5 April 2022: Sea of Galilee nears maximum capacity for first time in 30 years, The National, 6 April 2022: Global warming by any other name is still a problem, The Guardian, 6 April 2022: Climate scientists are desperate: we’re crying, begging and getting arrested, The Hill, 6 April 2022: Supreme Court halts ruling against Trump Clean Water Act rollback in 5-4 decision, Politico.eu, 6 April 2022: A bus shelter made of plastic waste in Ghana, The Guardian, 6 April 2022: Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen?, DW, 6 April 2022: Germany presents new Ukraine-accelerated renewables plan, The Guardian, 7 April 2022: ‘It’s happening now’: how rising sea levels are causing a US migration crisis, NPR, 7 April 2022: Solar panels that can generate electricity at night have been developed at Stanford, Arab News, 7 April 2022: Why implementing Paris Agreement is a case of now or never, The Guardian, 7 April 2022: Is the world’s most important climate legislation about to die in US Congress?, Arab News, 8 April 2022: Back to the drawing board on the environment, The Times, 8 April 2022: Catalonia’s Maresme Line is falling into the sea, The Guardian, 8 April 2022: Methane in Earth’s atmosphere rose by record amount last year, US government data shows, DW, 9 April 2022: UN seeks $80 million to prevent ‘imminent’ Yemen oil spill, DW, 11 April 2022: Cities are major polluters: Can we make them climate neutral?, NPR, 12 April 2022: How much energy powers a good life? Less than you’re using, says a new report, Arab News, 12 April 2022: UN wakes up to climate reality but future remains bleak, CNN, 12 April 2022: The climate crisis is supercharging rainfall in hurricanes, scientists report, Politico.eu, 12 April 2022: Climate’s ‘messy moment’ as countries hunt for oil and gas to replace Russian imports, The National, 13 April 2022: UK’s Prince Charles to promote ocean-friendly shopping in environmental summit speech, Miami Herald, 13 April 2022: The seawalls in Florida’s future: Higher, stronger and better for marine life, The National, 13 April 2022: Death toll hits 259 in South Africa’s deadliest floods, Los Angeles Times, 13 April 2022: California plans to say 35% of new car sales must be EVs by 2026. Is the market ready?, The Times, 13 April 2022: It took a pandemic for us to listen to scientists properly, NPR, 14 April 2022: After a rough year, new wildfire warnings have Boulder, Colorado on edge, The Guardian, 14 April 2022: Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over, CNN, 14 April 2022: Powerful ‘rivers in the sky’ could cause Antarctic Peninsula’s biggest ice shelf to collapse, DW, 14 April 2022: South Africa: Deadly floods wreak havoc around Durban, France24, 15 April 2022: South Africa flood toll nears 400, rescuers widen search for missing, DW, 16 April 2022: Why climate action holds the key to German security, Arab News, 16 April 2022: There is a danger of the Arab region becoming an unlivable zone, The Guardian, 16 April 2022: South Africa’s flood-ravaged east hit by more heavy rain, BBC, 16 April 2022: South Africa flooding: ‘I had thought my house was safe’, The Hill, 18 April 2022: LNG exports will add to climate change, The Hill, 19 April: Los Angeles, Honolulu leading US cities in solar power generation: report, The New Yorker, 18 April 2022: The Renewable-Energy Revolution Will Need Renewable Storage, The Hill, 19 April 2022: Biden announces $6B to bail out nuclear plants at risk of closure, NPR, 19 April 2022: A late spring storm leaves thousands in the Northeast in the dark, The New York Times, 19 April 2022: South Africa Live Updates: Government Shifts to Rebuilding After Disastrous Flooding, The Hill, 19 April 2022: Equilibrium/Sustainability — The fishing village at risk from falling seas, Politico.eu, 19 April 2022: The plan to rebuild a green Ukraine, NPR, 19 April 2022: Climate change fueled extreme rainfall during the record 2020 hurricane reason, CNN, 19 April 2022: A drop in the ocean, DW, 19 April 2022: Earthquakes strike Philippines and Japan, The National, 20 April 2022: Toxic Ukraine war politics hits climate progress, says John Kerry, The Hill, 20 April 2022: Gas is falling as an electricity source and may have peaked, France24, 20 April 2022: War in Ukraine threatens geopolitical balance in the Arctic, The New Yorker, 22 April 2022: This Earth Day, We Could Help the Environment – and Ukraine, France24, 22 April 2022: Fuel tanker that sank off Tunisia was empty, says government, DW, 22 April 2022: Europe saw hottest summer on record in 2021, France24, 22 April 2022: Biden protects US forests but struggles on biggest climate goals, Al Arabiya, 23 April 2022: Explosion at illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria kills over 100, France24, 23 April 2022: Summer of 2021 was Europe’s hottest on record, France24, 23 April 2022: Ship carrying diesel fuel sinks off Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, The National, 24 April 2022: Masdar to develop green hydrogen plants in Egypt, Arab News, 24 April 2022: How Gulf Arab states are getting to grips with the energy transition challenge, CNN, 24 April 2022: Huge blast at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills scores of people, including children, BBC, 24 April 2022: Nigeria in trauma after Imo refinery deaths – President Buhari, The Hill, 25 April 2022: The West is burning, flooding and drying up — time to update oil and gas leasing, Arab News, 26 April 2022: Chernobyl radiation ‘abnormal’ since Russian takeover: IAEA chief, France24, 26 April 2022: ‘Very dangerous’: Chernobyl marks anniversary amid war, Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2022: Parts of SoCal face full outdoor watering ban by September if conditions don’t improve, The Hill, 27 April 2022: Solar industry group: Biden administration’s tariff probe will cut planned installations in half, Arab News, 28 April 2022: Study predicts mass marine life extinction if warming continues, BBC, 28 April 2022: Nature loss: Insatiable greed degrading land around the world – UN, Haaretz, 28 April 2022: ‘No Way’ Israel Will Meet Its Climate Goals, Treasury Officials Admit, Irish Times, 28 April 2022: Elevated sea-level rise in Dublin higher than predicted due to climate change, study finds, Politico.eu, 28 April 2022: 100 EU cities commit to going climate neutral by 2030, NPR, 28 April 2022: California is investigating Big Oil for allegedly misleading the public on recycling, Los Angeles Times, 28 April 2022: Cloudy skies and cool temperatures but no rain as drought persists, forecasters say, The Hill, 28 April 2022: California AG to investigate fossil fuel firms for plastic pollution, Politico.eu, 28 April 2022: Why Germany won’t give up on giving up nuclear, Los Angeles Times, 28 April 2022: State accuses Exxon Mobil of deceiving public, perpetuating ‘myth’ of plastics recycling, The National, 29 April 2022: Britain launches offshore seaweed farm that’s a boon in the climate change battle, Irish Times, 29 April 2022: Legal & General divests from four corporates, including AIG, over climate issues, Los Angeles Times, 30 April 2022: To survive drought, parts of SoCal must cut water use by 35%. The new limit: 80 gallons a day, France24, 30 April 2022: Record-breaking heat wave scorches India’s wheat crop and hinders export plans, Los Angeles Times, 30 April 2022: A long-forgotten toxic dump site is raising new worries for this Los Angeles neighborhood, CNN, 1 May 2022: Marching under a radioactive cloud, Arab News, 1 May 2022: India and Pakistan’s record-breaking heatwave to continue in May, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022: Can we do it? Unprecedented water cuts will require sacrifices for Southern California, CNN, 2 May 2022: India and Pakistan heatwave is ‘testing the limits of human survivability,’ expert says, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022: As drought crisis deepens, government will release less water from Colorado River reservoir, Arab News, 3 May 2022: The rich world’s empty climate promises, Irish Times, 3 May 2022: Fintan O’Toole: Urbanites have no right to preach to those who burn turf, DW, 4 May 2022: German Overshoot Day: ‘We cannot continue like this’, Arab News, 4 May 2022: How the Russia-Ukraine conflict put climate action and clean energy on the back burner, NPR, 5 May 2022: Farmers in the Plains are in ‘dire straits’ due to drought, wildfire conditions, The Hill, 5 May 2022: To transition to clean energy, we must update mining practices, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022: California officials warn of energy shortfalls as hot, dry summer looms, Irish Times, 6 May 2022: Why gas and nuclear have a role in EU’s green deal, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022: A drought so bad it exposed a long-ago homicide. Getting the water back will be harder than ever, Arab News, 6 May 2022: Global cooperation on climate is vital to drive sustainable tourism, Saudi minister tells UN, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2022: What Israel, Las Vegas and other places can teach SoCal about using a lot less water, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022: It’s not even summer, and California’s two largest reservoirs are at ‘critically low’ levels, BBC, 9 May 2022: Lake Mead: Shrinking reservoir reveals more human remains, Politico.eu, 10 May 2022: Atomic energy chief: Ukraine’s nuclear safety situation ‘far from being resolved’, BBC, 10 May 2022: The UK ‘climate refugees’ who won’t leave, Los ANgeles Times, 10 May 2022: DWP customers in L.A. face two-day-a-week water restrictions, with eight-minute limit, The Hill, 10 May 2022: Trillion-dollar question: How do we finance climate solutions?, France24, 11 May 2022: France’s unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control’, Times of Israel, 11 May 2022: 89% of Israel’s ecosystems have declined in biodiversity, state comptroller says, The Guardian, 11 May 2022: Revealed: The ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022: Edison reports ‘circuit activity’ at time of Coastal fire that destroyed 20 homes in Laguna Niguel, DW, 12 May 2022: Yemen: $33 million pledged to prevent ‘catastrophic’ oil spill, France24, 12 May 2022: US funding doubts overshadow Biden’s latest global Covid summit, The Times, 12 May 2022: Huge fire wipes out California mansions, Irish Times, 12 May 2022: Flooding will threaten more than 8,500 Dublin buildings, climate summit hears, France24, 13 May 2022: Blistering heatwave sweeps South Asia as mercury in Pakistan soars to 50C, The Guardian, 13 May 2022: South Africa: April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022: California Coastal Commission rejects plan for Poseidon desalination plant, Politico.eu, 13 May 2022: Germany to vote against EU plan to label nuclear as green but won’t sue, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022: This group decided to clean up Lake Tahoe. They found more than 25,000 pounds of submerged trash, DW, 14 May 2022: India bans wheat exports amid severe heat wave, NPR, 14 May 2022: The U.S. pledged billions to fight climate change. Then came the Ukraine war, DW, 16 May 2022: Climate change: EU emissions surpass pre-pandemic levels, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022: California properties at risk of wildfire expected to see sixfold increase in 30 years, Politico.eu, 16 May 2022: EU climate legislation faces a divided Parliament, Miami Herald, 16 May 2022: Climate change is heating up Florida. That could bring more wildfires, new report warns, Politico.eu, 16 May 2022: A green salvo to counter Putin’s war in Ukraine, France24, 18 May 2022: UN warns key climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, The National, 19 May 2022: Australia issues tsunami alert after 6.7-magnitude earthquake, France24, 19 May 2022: France’s crop yields will be ‘very poor’ due to unprecedented drought, DW, 19 May 2022: One tiny company is wrecking the American solar industry – why?, The Hill, 19 May 2022: Flood insurance bill seeks to curb rising tide of bankruptcies, The Guardian, 20 May 2022: Climate crisis: Global heating is cutting sleep across the world, study finds, The New York Times, 21 May 2022: Unseasonal Heat Toasting the Eastern U.S.: Live Updates, France24, 21 May 2022: Deadly tornado sweeps through western Germany, dozens injured, NPR, 21 May 2022: At least 2 people were killed in a rare tornado that hit northern Michigan, Arab News, 21 May 2022: Arab world’s top climate priority must be water security, BBC, 21 May 2022: Spain heatwave brings record May temperatures, DW, 21 May 2022: Germany: Violent weather, tornadoes ravage western towns, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2022: California is about to begin the nation’s largest dam removal project. Here’s what it means for wildlife, NPR, 22 May 2022: Large swaths of the U.S. set daily temperature records, CNN, 22 May 2022: Spain experiences record-breaking heatwave for May, BBC, 22 May 2022: Canada storms: Nearly a million homes lose power in high winds, Arab News, 25 May 2022: Egypt wants to shift focus to developing countries in climate talks — official, Politico.eu, 25 May 2022: Climate burns the right, CNN, 25 May 2022: The Middle East’s $13 billion sandstorm problem is about to get worse, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2022: With a third year of drought, Southern California facing a hot, dry summer, DW, 27 May 2022: G7 agrees ‘concrete steps’ to phase out coal, The National, 27 May 2022: G7 climate ministers pledge low-carbon power grids by 2035, The New York Times, 27 May 2022: How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action, Politico.eu, 27 May 2022: The G7 wants to dump natural gas … but not yet, The Hill, 27 May 2022: US must lead on decarbonizing international financing for development projects, CNN, 27 May 2022: G7 commits to decarbonizing electricity by 2035 but leaves wiggle room for fossil fuels, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022: L.A. is banning most gas appliances in new homes. Get ready for electric stoves, Arab News, 29 May 2022: UAE, Egypt and Jordan draft agreements for renewable energy projects, France24, 29 May 2022: At least 44 dead, 56 missing in Brazil downpours, BBC, 30 May 2022: Death toll rises after Brazil landslides, The Guardian, 30 May 2022: Environment: G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas, The Hill, 30 May 2022: Five things to watch for in next year’s ‘climate’ Farm Bill, Al Arabiya, 30 May 2022: Saudi Arabia’s NEOM launches regreening initiative to plant 100 mln trees by 2030, France24, 31 May 2022: Brazil storm death toll rises to at least 100, The Guardian, 31 May 2022: Hurricane Agatha: Strongest Pacific hurricane ever to make landfall in May hits southern Mexico, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2022: California drought resurrects decades-old plan for controversial Sites Reservoir, The Guardian, 1 June 2022: ‘Consequences will be dire’: Chile’s water crisis is reaching breaking point, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022: Unprecedented water restrictions hit Southern California today: What they mean to you, The Guardian, 2 June 2022: For 50 years, governments have failed to act on climate change. No more excuses, The Guardian, 2 June 2022: Climate crisis: Global heating is turning white Alps green, study finds, Los ANgeles Times, 3 June 2022: Will water restrictions bring more destructive SoCal brush fires? Some demand more water, BBC, 4 June 2022: Ukraine war: Chernobyl scarred by Russian troops’ damage and looting, NPR, 4 June 2022: Heavy rains flood streets in parts of South Florida as a storm passes through, The Guardian, 4 June 2022: Greece: Residents evacuated as wildfire on outskirts of Athens threatens homes, BBC, 4 June 2022: Drought-stricken US warned of looming ‘dead pool’, Miami Herald, 4 June 2022: Live updates: Here’s what’s going on with the tropical weather from Miami to the Keys, Politico.eu, 5 June 2022: Stockholm+50: Drafting the narrative for a green future, NPR, 5 June 2022: The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season floods Florida, The National, 5 June 2022: Masdar to develop 4,000-megawatt renewable and green hydrogen projects in Azerbaijan, The Guardian, 6 June 2022: Carbon bombs: Environmentalists join forces to fight fossil fuel projects, CNN, 8 June 2022: EU lawmakers support banning gasoline car sales by 2035 in key vote, The National, 8 June 2022: EU to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, DW, 8 June 2022: Climate change, conferences and despair, Politico.eu, 9 June 2022: The lobbying war over cutting EU emissions, Arab News, 10 June 2022: Middle East’s response to climate risk is going backwards, BBC, 12 June 2022: Climate change a bigger threat than war, Fiji tells security summit, DW, 12 June 2022: Fiji: Threat of climate change bigger than conflict, says defense minister, Politico.eu, 13 June 2022: No second chances for G7 climate action, DW, 13 June 2022: Fiji islands on the frontline of climate change, Politico.eu, 13 June 2022: Second Trump term would push warming past dangerous limit, warns UN climate chief, The Guardian, 14 June 2022: US: More than 100m Americans urged to stay indoors over extreme heat and humidity, The New York Times, 14 June 2022: Saving a Texan Bayou, ‘16 Bottles’ at a Time, Politico.eu, 14 June 2022: How Ukraine wants to make Russia pay for war’s environmental damage, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022: Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears ‘moment of reckoning’, The Guardian, 15 June 2022: Italy: More than 100 towns in Po valley asked to ration water, Politico.com, 16 June 2022: Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%, CNN, 16 June 2022: The West just experienced an aspect of the climate crisis that scientists have warned of for years, Arab News, 17 June 2022: Fresh floods hit Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands marooned, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2022: Pollution from California’s 2020 wildfires likely offset decades of air quality gains, Arab News, 17 June 2022: More global action needed on climate change, says Saudi minister Al-Jubeir, NPR, 17 June 2022: There’s a nationwide Sriracha shortage, and climate change may be to blame, Politico.eu, 17 June 2022: Western Europe tries to limit heat wave death toll, The Guardian, 17 June 2022: Climate crisis: Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack, DW, 17 June 2022: Activists say they must up the ante as world edges closer to climate disaster, BBC, 17 June 2022: Europe heatwave: Outdoor events banned in parts of France, DW, 18 June 2022: Europe’s June heatwave sparks wildfire warning, Arab News, 18 June 2022: Disappointing UN climate talks leave ‘huge task’ for COP27 Egypt summit, Al Arabiya, 18 June 2022: Hot weekend for Europe, officials warn of extreme fire risk, The Guardian, 18 June 2022: Europe heatwave: France braces for record-breaking temperatures as Spain battles forest fires, France24, 18 June 2022: Climate change leading to earlier and earlier heatwaves, scientists say, CNN, 18 June 2022: Get ready for triple-digit temperatures again, as massive heat dome engulfs the US, France24, 18 June 2022: ‘Marker of climate change’: Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave, DW, 19 June 2022: Wildfires force Germany, Greece and Spain to evacuate residents, CNN, 19 June 2022: Germany to fire up coal stations as Russia squeezes gas supply, BBC, 19 June 2022: Europe heatwave: Spanish firefighters tackle wildfires, DW, 19 June 2022: Germany to fire up coal plants as Russia turns down the gas, DW, 20 June 2022: Explainer: Why Germany is reviving dirty coal to counter Russian gas cut, The National, 21 June 2022: Death toll mounts as floodwater rises in India’s Assam state, CNN, 21 June 2022: ‘Day Zero’: This city is counting down the days until its water taps run dry, Politico.eu, 21 June 2022: Spain demands EU leave energy treaty over climate concerns, Times of Israel, 22 June 2022: Israel has a chance to slow the Dead Sea’s demise. Will big business get in the way?, Politico.eu, 22 June 2022: Brussels says it’s serious about green trade deals, DW, 23 June 2022: Ukraine war threatens climate targets, DW, 24 June 2022: Residents evacuated form homes as fire rages in eastern Germany, The Times, 25 June 2022: Coal makes unwelcome return as energy crisis engulfs Germany and Europe, DW, 25 June 2022: Germany’s Scholz wants G7 ‘climate club’ to combat energy crisis, LAist, 27 June 2022: I Drank Recycled Sewage To Get A Taste Of SoCal’s Water Future, Politico.eu, 27 June 2022: The G7’s chance for a just climate transition, Haaretz, 28 June 2022: The Gaza Strip: An Israeli Crisis, Not a Climate Crisis, DW, 28 June 2022: Is nature being sacrificed for green energy?, Politico.eu, 28 June 2022: G7 buys into Scholz’s Climate Club idea, Arab News, 29 June 2022: ‘Exciting time’ for renewable energy collaboration between UK and Saudi Arabia, experts tell London forum, The New York Times, 30 June 2022: Supreme Court Strips Federal Government of Crucial Tool to Control Pollution, The Hill, 30 June 2022: Supreme Court’s EPA ruling could put other regs in danger, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022: Supreme Court rules for coal-producing states, limits EPA’s power to fight climate change, The Hill, 30 June 2022: Energy & Environment — Supreme Court rules in major climate case, The Guardian, 30 June 2022: EPA US supreme court rules against agency and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions, Irish Times, 30 June 2022: US supreme court deals blow to Biden administration’s plans to tackle climate change, BBC, 30 June 2022: Supreme Court limits Biden’s power to cut emissions, France24, 30 June 2022: US Supreme Court limits use of Clean Air Act to curb power plant emissions, The Guardian, 30 June 2022: The US supreme court just made yet another devastating decision for humanity, BBC, 30 June 2022: Europe heatwave breaks multiple June records, The New York Times, 1 July 2022: As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up, France24, 1 July 2022: Kerry vows US to meet climate goal despite court setback, BBC, 1 July 2022: The mountain that helps power Britain, DW, 1 July 2022: Environmentalists slam UN inaction at ocean conference, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022: ‘It’s such a strange thing to see’: Photos show Lake Mead on the verge of becoming a ‘dead pool’, DW, 2 July 2022: How Germany and the EU combat child abuse, The Hill, 3 July 2022: Don’t let SCOTUS undo decades of progress on climate change, BBC, 3 July 2022: Sydney floods: Tens of thousands told to evacuate, CNN, 3 July 2022: Thousands told to evacuate Sydney, as heavy rains bring ‘life threatening emergency’, France24, 3 July 2022: Several dead after chunk of Alpine glacier strikes hikers in Italy, BBC, 3 July 2022: At least five killed in Italian Marmolada glacier collapse, The Guardian, 3 July 2022: Italy At least six dead after chunk of glacier breaks loose on mountain, DW, 4 July 2022: Italy: Rescue workers search for survivors of glacier collapse, France24, 4 July 2022: Chernobyl: The challenging return to daily operations after the Russian takeover, The Guardian, 4 July 2022: Italian glacier collapse Rescuers hampered by thunderstorms, France24, 4 July 2022: Tens of thousands told to evacuate flooded Sydney suburbs, DW, 4 July 2022: Australia: Floods in Sydney leave roughly 30,000 facing evacuation, DW, 5 July 2022: Australia: Floods in Sydney worsen, 50,000 told to evacuate, The Times, 5 July 2022: Sydney floods: 50,000 told to flee raging storm, DW, 5 July 2022: Europe’s water crisis: Rivers running dry, Politico.eu, 5 July 2022: Germany’s drought hotspot scrambles to adapt, The Hill, 6 July 2022: Why the Supreme Court climate decision is a canary in the coal mine, DW, 6 July 2022: Germany’s Scholz: Ukraine war calls for faster energy transition — live updates, Politico.eu, 6 July 2022: Parliament votes to give green labels to nuclear and gas, DW, 6 July 2022: European Parliament backs listing nuclear energy, gas as ‘green’, Politico.com, 6 July 2022: The Southwest is bone dry. Now, a key water source is at risk., DW, 6 July 2022: Belgium: US company 3M agrees to massive payout for chemical leak, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2022: California water usage tracker, DW, 6 July 2022: Global heating spurs wildfires, drought across Europe, Politico.eu, 7 July 2022: Glacier collapse hits Italy with new climate threat it can’t escape, DW, 7 July 2022: Climate change: Flooding, drought, fire and heatwaves around the world, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022: California is finally reducing water use, but it’s not enough amid severe drought, The Guardian, 8 July 2022: France: Almost 1,000 firefighters tackle ‘mega-fire’ in southern France, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022: Fast-growing wildfire in Yosemite National Park forces hundreds in Wawona to evacuate, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022: Drought-stricken Lake Mead’s receding waters reveal a sunken WWII-era vessel, Times of Israel, 9 July 2022: Israeli nature loses equivalent of a medium-sized city to development every year, The Algemeiner, 9 July 2022: Israel Losing Open Land to Development at Alarming Rate, The Washington Post, 9 July 2022: Yosemite wildfire threatens over 500 giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove, DW, 9 July 2022: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock calls for global response to climate change in Palau, Al Arabiya, 10 July 2022: Spain swelters as temperatures reach 43 degrees Celsius in second heatwave, The Hill, 10 July 2022: Is federal government dooming efforts to address climate change?, The Guardian, 10 July 2022: Portugal: Dozens injured in wildfires as 43C temperatures loom, France24, 10 July 2022: Faced with too many tourists, France’s natural sites push back, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 2022: Washburn Fire in Yosemite caused tree branches to be sucked into sky and pelt airplanes, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2022: California cities ban new gas stations in battle to combat climate change, NPR, 11 July 2022: Wildfire near Yosemite National Park threatens its largest grove of sequoia trees, CPR News, 11 July 2022: A 150-year-old San Luis Valley farm stops growing food to save a shrinking water supply. It might be the first deal of its kind in the country, France24, 11 July 2022: How climate change is making extreme weather a regular occurrence, The Guardian, 11 July 2022: The Uber files tell a simple truth: democracy depends on curbing mercenary tech giants, The Washington Post, 12 July 2022: Republicans threaten Wall Street over climate positions (the “grand old party” has become a bunch of hooligans), Politico.eu, 12 July 2022: How Europeans saw climate change in June, The Guardian, 12 July 2022: Extreme weather: Dangerous heatwaves engulf parts of China, US and Europe, DW, 13 July 2022: Germany: Ministers revamp climate plan after missing targets, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2022: L.A. water use plunges a record 9% as unprecedented water restrictions bring savings, DW, 13 July 2022: Flooding in Germany: One year on, nothing is back to normal, DW, 13 July 2022: European heatwave: France, Spain, Portugal battle wildfires, UK on extreme heat alert, France24, 14 July 2022: Wildfires still raging in southwestern France, BBC, 14 July 2022: Wildfires rage as Europe battles heatwave, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022: California went big on rooftop solar. It created an environmental danger in the process, France24, 14 July 2022: Western Europe heatwave to peak in Spain as searing heat fuels wildfires, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2022: On a brutal summer day, one California town ran out of water. Then the fire came, The Hill, 14 July 2022: Weakening climate policies will degrade public land and waters, not lower gas prices, BBC, 15 July 2022: Europe heatwave: Thousands escape wildfires in France, Spain and Greece, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022: They sounded alarms about a coming Colorado River crisis. But warnings went unheeded, The Guardian, 15 July 2022: Extreme weather: Thousands evacuated as heat causes wildfires in Europe and north Africa, CNN, 15 July 2022: A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week, The Guardian, 15 July 2022: UK: England braces for 40C temperatures as experts warn thousands could die, The New Yorker, 15 July 2022: Joe Manchin Plays the Role of Wrecker, Again (each party has its party pooper. The Democrats have Joe Manchin), The Times, 15 July 2022: How to stay safe in extreme heat: the expert guide, Politico.eu, 15 July 2022: EU goes big on hydrogen as gas crunch looms, The New York Times, 16 July 2022: Wildfires, and a Heat Wave, Sweep Across Europe, DW, 16 July 2022: Wildfires continue to rage in France and Spain, The New York Times, 16 July 2022: For the third time in a decades Congress punts on serious climate legislation, DW, 16 July 2022: Spain struggles with wildfires, drought, second heat wave, France24, 16 July 2022: Wildfires spread across southwest Europe as Britain prepares for ‘extreme’ heat, BBC, 16 July 2022: Europe heatwave: Deadly wildfires spread in Mediterranean, CNN, 16 July 2022: Londoners urged not to travel as heat wave engulfs Europe, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2022: California is struggling with the twin threats of extreme heat and power outages, The Guardian, 16 July 2022: Europe: Thousands evacuated as wildfires sweep continent, Irish Times, 16 July 2022: Wildfires rage in France and Spain as heatwaves sweep Europe, Politico.eu, 16 July 2022: ‘Just hell.’ 5 countries suffering in Europe’s heat wave, The National, 17 July 2022: Iranian police break up protest at drying up lake, BBC, 17 July 2022: Several arrests at protest over dying Iranian lake, CNN, 17 July 2022: Europe battles wildfires in intense heat, The National, 17 July 2022: China floods kill at least 12 people, thousands evacuated, The New York Times, 17 July 2022: As the Planet Cooks, Climate Stalls as a Political Issue, The National, 17 July 2022: Wildfires blaze through Europe as heatwave brings 40°C temperatures to the UK, BBC, 17 July 2022: Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread, The New York Times, 18 July 2022: Why Europe Is Becoming a Heat Wave Hot Spot, The National, 18 July 2022: Devastation in Europe as wildfires rage amid soaring temperatures, France24, 18 July 2022: Britain and France face hottest day as Europe fires rage, Arab News, 18 July 2022: Palestinian residents in West Bank facing severe water crisis, Khaleej Times, 18 July 2022: Dubai: World’s largest vertical farm opened, uses 95% less water, France24, 18 July 2022: A heatwave ‘hotspot’: Western Europe grapples with record heat, raging fires, Politico.eu, 18 July 2022: Why is it so effing hot? Europe’s heat wave explained, CNN, 18 July 2022: Wildfires rage in France and Spain amid heat wave, while the UK faces its hottest day ever, Politico.eu, 18 July 2022: Germany leaves door open for extending nuclear power use amid energy crisis, The Guardian, 18 July 2022: Extreme weather: ‘Heat apocalypse’ warning in western France as thousands flee wildfire, DW, 18 July 2022: Heatwave adds urgency to Berlin climate talks, BBC, 18 July 2022: Heatwave engulfs much of Europe as wildfires rage, The Guardian, 18 July 2022: Germany: Energy fears weaken taboos over nuclear power and speed limits, DW, 19 July 2022: Europe heat wave: UK records hottest-ever temperature, The New York Times, 19 July 2022: Britain Hits Heat Record, on Its Second Day of Extraordinary Temperatures, BBC, 19 July 2022: Heatwave: Fires blaze after UK passes 40C for first time, DW, 19 July 2022: Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Germany rejects delaying climate action, France24, 19 July 2022: France outlines plans for buyout of EDF to relaunch country’s nuclear industry, The Times, 19 July 2022: UK heatwave: Fires destroy homes in London and Kent, BBC, 19 July 2022: Heatwave: Ferocious European heat heads north, Irish Times, 19 July 2022: Europe’s current disturbing pattern of overheating is worse than in many parts of the world, The Guardian, 19 July 2022: Live Extreme UK weather: temperature passes 40C for first time; London fire brigade warns of ‘huge surge in fires’, CNN, 19 July 2022: “Unprecedented day” in the history of London Fire Brigade, official says, The Times, 19 July 2022: Climate catastrophe threatens Australian wildlife like never before, The Guardian, 19 July 2022: Yes, Britain had a heatwave in 1976. No, it was nothing like the crisis we’re in now, DW, 20 July 2022: EU urges countries to reduce gas demand by 15% amid threat of Russian cuts, The New York Times, 20 July 2022: Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action, DW, 20 July 2022: How can European countries slash their gas consumption?, The New York Times, 20 July 2022: With Russian Cutoff Feared, Europeans Are Told to Curb Natural Gas Use, DW, 20 July 2022: Greece: Hundreds evacuated as fire engulfs Athens suburbs, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2022: Biden announces executive action on climate amid pressure to declare emergency, The Hill, 20 July 2022: Solar power is helping Texas keep its air conditioning amid brutal temperatures, The National, 20 July 2022: Climate change an existential threat, Biden says as he vows action, Arab News, 20 July 2022: Net zero impossible without investment in nature, DW, 20 July 2022: Ticking ‘socioeconomic bomb’: North Africa’s disappearing beaches, BBC, 20 July 2022: Wildfires rage in Greece, Spain and Italy as heatwave moves across Europe, The New Yorker, 21 July 2022: If This Isn’t a Climate Emergency, What Is?, NPR, 21 July 2022: The key to this California train station’s pigeon problem? A hawk named Pac-Man, The Hill, 21 July 2022: Energy & Environment — What happens in a ‘climate emergency’?, The National, 23 July 2022: Tourist resort evacuated as Lesbos wildfire destroys homes, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2022: Oak Fire west of Yosemite explodes to 9,500 acres to become season’s largest, The Hill, 23 July 2022: Al Gore: America must address ‘democracy crisis’ to solve climate crisis, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2022: Oak fire grows to 14,281 acres; Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency for Mariposa County, NPR, 23 July 2022: A fire near Yosemite has become one of California’s largest blazes of the year, Irish Times, 23 July 2022: Fintan O’Toole: Death Valley feels like another planet, but it’s very much this one – just in the future, BBC, 23 July 2022: The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change, France24, 23 July 2022: At least 22 killed in flash floods in southern Iran, Al Arabiya, 23 July 2022: Flash flood kills at least 17 people in southern Iran, NPR, 23 July 2022: Fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite remains uncontained, DW, 23 July 2022: Greece wildfires: Popular Lesbos beach resort evacuated, Arab News, 23 July 2022: The world needs to work together to confront growing threat of drought, Al Arabiya, 23 July 2022: Earthquake strikes southern Iran, tremors felt by Dubai residents, DW, 23 July 2022: Iran: Dozens killed by flooding in southern region, NPR, 24 July 2022: Japan puts alerts to the highest level for the Sakurajima volcano after it erupted, DW, 24 July 2022: Greece and Spain evacuate hundreds during prolonged wildfires, BBC, 24 July 2022: In pictures: From Tenerife to Greece, wildfires rage in Europe, The Washington Post, 24 July 2022: Volcano erupts in Japan; alert level raised, BBC, 24 July 2022: Biden could declare climate emergency – Kerry, DW, 24 July 2022: Danish port city to play key role in Europe’s wind energy plans, CNN, 24 July 2022: Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, prompting highest alert, Irish Times, 24 July 2022: France braces for record temperatures as wildfires rage across Europe, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022: She cut her water bill in half by tearing out her lawn and going all in on ‘hugelkultur’ (now, that’s one cool word. In German it’s “Hügelkultur”, literally “hill culture” or “hummock in the landscape culture”. Meanwhile, raised-bed gardening (oder “hochbeetkultur”) became very popular these days in Germany. Both work on the same principle. The latter just looks a little “tidier”.), The New Yorker, 25 July 2022: Living Through India’s Next-Level Heat Wave, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022: Oak fire near Yosemite grows to 17,000 acres, destroys 10 structures, The Hill, 25 July 2022: US bakes in extreme heat as federal climate action flops, Times of Israel, 25 July 2022: Scorched Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change, The National, 25 July 2022: Deadly wildfires burn across Europe as temperatures rise, Haaretz, 25 July 2022: Mideast Nations See Dire Effects of Climate Change ‘Right in Front of Us’, The National, 25 July 2022: Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, forcing dozens to flee, BBC, 25 July 2022: The Cornish farm that plans to last 1,000 years, Arab News, 25 July 2022: Countering climate change, The Guardian, 25 July 2022: Climate crisis: Wildfires continue to burn across France and Spain, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022: The drought is decimating my farm and many others. What California should do to help us, The New York Times, 26 July 2022: Flash Floods Swamp St. Louis Area, Breaking a Century-Old Rain Record, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022: Oak fire tops 18,000 acres, destroys 41 structures as crews continue to battle blaze, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2022: These before and after images show the devastating effects of California’s drought — from space, CNN, 26 July 2022: The UK’s hottest day destroyed their homes. They fear it’s a sign of worse ahead, Al Arabiya, 26 July 2022: Saudi Arabia to experience torrential rain, thunder: Meteorology center, Arab News, 26 July 2022: Deals signed to plant mangrove trees in Saudi Arabia, Irish Times, 26 July 2022: Coalition leaders fail to reach deal on carbon cuts in farming sector, The Guardian, 26 July 2022: Drought: People in England urged to curb water use amid driest conditions since 1976, DW, 26 July 2022: Germany: Wildfires in eastern states causing ‘very tense’ situation, France24, 27 July 2022: ‘Courageous visionaries’: How a German district cut dependence on Russian gas, The Times, 27 July 2022: England endures driest July for 111 years, France24, 27 July 2022: Death toll in Philippines earthquake rises, scores injured, Irish Times, 27 July 2022: Climate politics is here to stay, The New York Times, 28 July 2022: 8 Dead as Flash Flooding Swamps Parts of Kentucky, NPR, 28 July 2022: At least 8 people are dead in Kentucky after torrential rains flood Appalachia, The National, 28 July 2022: Russia and China conducting high-risk oil transfers in Atlantic Ocean, Politico.eu, 28 July 2022: US climate deal gets cool response from allies, Irish Times, 28 July 2022: Emissions deal: Farming and environmental groups criticise 25% agriculture cut, The Guardian, 28 July 2022: Humanity can’t equivocate any longer. This is a climate emergency, Arab News, 28 July 2022: W. Mediterranean hit by ‘exceptional’ heatwave: experts, BBC, 29 July 2022: Kentucky: At least 19 dead in worst Appalachia floods for years, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 July 2022: How to conserve water at home amid California’s worsening drought, Al Arabiya, 29 July 2022: UAE: Seven people dead after floods hit Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, The Times, 30 July 2022: Under a burning sun, Kuwait keeps cool as Iraq reaches boiling point, The New York Times, 30 July 2022: In Flood-Stricken Kentucky, the Search for Victims Intensifies, France24, 30 July 2022: Kentucky flooding death toll rises to 25, expected to further increase, The National, 30 July 2022: UAE floods: Businesses in Fujairah pick up the pieces and count the cost, France24, 30 July 2022: Week-long Iran flooding leaves at least 80 dead and 30 missing, The New York Times, 30 July 2022: Democrats Got a Climate Bill. Joe Manchin Got Drilling, and More., BBC, 30 July 2022: Kentucky: At least 25 dead in worst Appalachia floods for years, The Guardian, 30 July 2022: US news: Catastrophic flash flooding kills 25 in Kentucky and at least a dozen missing, The New York Times, 30 July 2022: Search for Victims Continues in Kentucky After Floods Kill at Least 25, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022: Beneath parched L.A. is a sea of water. It bubbles up in places, but can it quench our thirst?, DW, 30 July 2022: US: Death toll in Kentucky floods rises to 25, CNN, 30 July 2022: Clean energy package would be biggest legislative climate investment in US history, The National, 31 July 2022: McKinney fire explodes in size as blazes rip through California and Montana, The Guardian, 31 July 2022: Kentucky flooding: State grapples with effect of climate crisis as deluge leaves trail of devastation, France24, 31 July 2022: World’s glaciers are melting faster than expected, with visible consequences, The Guardian, 31 July 2022: Climate crisis: Heatwaves put classic Alpine hiking routes off-limits, CNN, 31 July 2022: This nation is scorching in a heat wave and wildfires, yet it’s returning to planet-baking coal, The Guardian, 31 July 2022: This heatwave is a reminder that grass lawns are terrible for the environment, Politico.com, 31 July 2022: ‘We’re going to be finding bodies for weeks,’ Kentucky governor says of floods , New York Times, 31 July 2022: McKinney Fire Becomes California’s Largest of 2022, Burning 51,000 Acres, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 July 2022: A celebrity chef, a Yosemite mountain peak and the national park’s true Chinese heritage, NPR, 31 July 2022: Kentucky’s governor warns residents to brace for more flooding, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2022: McKinney fire explodes to become California’s largest of year, several communities threatened, NPR, 31 July 2022: This fish evolved to walk on land — then said ‘nope’ and went back to the water, Irish Times, 31 July 2022: At Yosemite National Park, a preservation plan that calls for chainsaws, France24, 1 August 2022: New wildfires rage in France and Portugal as temperatures spike again, BBC, 1 August 2022: Climate change: More studies needed on possibility of human extinction, The New York Times, 1 August 2022: In Kentucky, More Rain Complicates Recovery as Death Toll Rises, NPR, 3 August 2022: How climate change drives inland floods, France24, 3 August 2022: Driest July on record sparks fears of European crop shortages, DW, 3 August 2022: Ukraine: Situation at Europe’s largest nuclear plant ‘out of control’, Politico.eu, 3 August 2022: Scholz: Extending life of German nuclear plants might ‘make sense’, The New Yorker, 3 August 2022: The Sinkhole That Swallowed a Mexican Farm, NPR, 3 August 2022: Tonga’s volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere. That could warm the Earth, Arab News, 3 August 2022: World afraid to ask the difficult questions on climate change, Al Arabiya, 3 August 2022: UAE, Saudi thunderstorms: Experts explain the reason behind the GCC’s wet weather, DW, 3 August 2022: Ukrainians prepare for another potential nuclear disaster near Chernobyl, Arab News, 3 August 2022: 16 killed in flash floods across Yemen, Los Angeles Times, 3 August 2022: Firefighters notch some containment on 57,000-acre McKinney fire for the first time, DW, 3 August 2022: Iceland: Volcano erupts near key Keflavik airport, The Times, 4 August 2022: Drought brings hosepipe ban for millions, The Guardian, 4 August 2022: Great Barrier Reef: Record coral cover on parts of reef at risk from global heating, scientists warn, The Times, 4 August 2022: Shoppers rail against plastic hangers with M&S orders, Los Angeles Times, 4 August 2022: History of DDT ocean dumping off L.A. coast even worse than expected, EPA finds, The Guardian, 4 August 2022: Revealed: How climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather, NPR, 4 August 2022: A massive sinkhole just discovered in Chile has authorities puzzled, France24, 4 August 2022: Heatwaves threaten marine life as Mediterranean reaches record temperature, Politico.eu, 5 August 2022: China suspends climate talks with US (of course they do, as China is the dirt bag of the planet with no positive developments in sight), The Hill, 5 August 2022: China halts climate, military cooperation with US over Pelosi visit, France24, 5 August 2022: France creates task force to stem impact of ‘historic’ drought, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 August 2022: Flash flooding in Death Valley National Park: 1,000 people stranded, 60 cars buried, Los Angeles Times, 5 August 2022: ‘Unprecedented’ rain, flooding shuts Death Valley, swallowing cars, stranding hundreds, The Guardian, 6 August 2022: ‘Change is coming’: Meet the Englishman prepping for climate apocalypse in an old German barracks, NPR, 6 August 2022: Flash floods turn Death Valley muddy, stranding hundreds of visitors, The Guardian, 6 August 2022: Analysis: What does the US-China row mean for climate change?, NPR, 6 August 2022: Eastern Kentucky’s people looked for a fresh start after coal. Then came the floods, Politico.eu, 7 August 2022: Deep trouble for EU shipping push as Rhine River runs dry, The Guardian, 8 August 2022: Environment: Climate impacts have worsened vast range of human diseases, BBC, 8 August 2022: Climate change: Alps glaciers melting faster as heatwaves hit, The Guardian, 8 August 2022: ‘The new normal’: How Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis, Politico.eu, 8 August 2022: Water worries endanger Poland’s coal transport plans, The Guardian, 8 August 2022: Dried-up rivers and burning forests: Europe’s worst ever drought in pictures, The Guardian, 8 August 2022: Canada: Province declares emergency amid worst wildfires in over 50 years, BBC, 9 August 2022: Loire Valley: Intense European heatwave parches France’s ‘garden’, CNN, 9 August 2022: Record rainfall kills at least 8 in Seoul as water floods buildings, submerges cars, BBC, 9 August 2022: The crab invading the Mediterranean Sea, The Guardian, 9 August 2022: Switzerland: Melting glaciers reveal human remains and plane wreckage, BBC, 9 August 2022: Seoul floods: At least eight dead amid heaviest rain in decades, Los Angeles Times, 9 August 2022: L.A. residents saving more water but face bigger test as heat intensifies, The Guardian, 10 August 2022: The Americas: Global heating has caused ‘shocking’ changes in forests, studies find, France24, 10 August 2022: Dozens of homes destroyed, thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in southwestern France, The Guardian, 10 August 2022: Wildfires: Thousands evacuated as smouldering French forest blaze reignites, The Times, 10 August 2022: Trump and co rally to Dutch farmers’ side in fight against climate change laws, The Guardian, 10 August 2022: Environment: Driving out invasive species on islands has high success rate and big benefits – study, CNN, 10 August 2022: France calls on companies to relieve employees enlisted as firefighters to battle blazes, Irish Times, 10 August 2022: World must not wake ‘sleeping giant’ East Antarctic ice sheet, scientists warn, Al Arabiya, 10 August 2022: UAE to ramp up country’s cloud seeding project to boost annual rainfall, The Guardian, 10 August 2022: East Antarctic: Fate of ‘sleeping giant’ ice sheet ‘in our hands’, study says, Arab News, 10 August 2022: Heavy rains collapse 10 historic buildings in Yemeni capital, France24, 11 August 2022: Five more EU nations to help France combat wildfire, The New York Times, 11 August 2022: Arctic Warming Is Happening Faster Than Described, Analysis Shows, France24, 11 August 2022: Live: US backs calls for a demilitarised zone around Ukraine nuclear power plant, The New York Times, 11 August 2022: How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland, France24, 11 August 2022: Arctic warming four times faster than rest of Earth, much higher than projections, Politico.eu, 11 August 2022: Starving hedgehogs, dry rivers, parched farms: The toll of Europe’s worsening drought, The National, 11 August 2022: ‘Monster’ wildfire rages in Europe as Switzerland flies water to Alpine farmers, DW, 11 August 2022: Germany: Rhine water levels expected to drop even further, NPR, 11 August 2022: The Arctic is heating up nearly four times faster than the whole planet, study finds, Politico.eu, 11 August 2022: EU’s ambitions on climate disclosures run up against US wall, Irish Times, 11 August 2022: Ireland’s highest August temperature in over 25 years recorded in Co Carlow, DW, 11 August 2022: European firefighters rush to France’s aid as wildfires rage, CNN, 11 August 2022: Europe reels as repeated heatwaves cause chaos, Los Angeles Times, 11 August 2022: With California expected to lose 10% of its water within 20 years, Newsom calls for urgent action, BBc, 11 August 2022: France firefighters battle ‘monster’ wildfire near Bordeaux, DW, 11 August 2022: Dry, hot summers put Dutch dikes at risk, The Guardian, 11 August 2022: France: PM sounds climate crisis alarm as ‘ogre-like’ wildfire rages, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 August 2022: Is ‘the blob’ back? California sea surface temperatures approached 25-year records this week, The Times, 12 August 2022: Drought declared across England as Yorkshire hosepipe ban announced, The National, 12 August 2022: What does drought status mean for England?, DW, 12 August 2022: More than half of Europe affected by extreme drought, CNN, 12 August 2022: The Rhine is shrinking, endangering Europe’s top economy, NPR, 12 August 2022: A cataclysmic flood is coming for California. Climate change makes it more likely., Los Angeles Times, 12 August 2022: Risk of catastrophic California ‘megaflood’ has doubled due to global warming, researchers say, DW, 12 August 2022: Mysterious mass fish kill in Oder River: Climate change or poison?, France24, 12 August 2022: ‘Extreme vigilance’ as vast southwestern France fire slows, The Guardian, 12 August 2022: Germany: Rhine water levels fall to new low as drought hits shipping, BBC, 12 August 2022: Drought hits Germany’s Rhine River: ‘We have 30cm of water left’, Arab News, 12 August 2022: Drought tightens its grip on Morocco, The Guardian, 12 August 2022: UK; Mass crop failures expected in England as farmers demand hosepipe bans, Politico.eu, 12 August 2022: Poland’s government in hot water over fish die-off, CNN, 13 August 2022: A disastrous megaflood is coming to California, experts say, and it could be the most expensive natural disaster in history, France24, 13 August 2022: Volunteer firefighters under pressure as France battles historic wildfires, CNN, 13 August 2022: Apples are baking on branches and hosepipe bans hit millions as England falls into drought, The Hill, 13 August 2022: Grow it here, do it right: The case for safe, sustainable, local seafood, CNN, 13 August 2022: 2 dead after heavy rain flooded Las Vegas streets in the wettest monsoon season in a decade, Al Arabiya, 13 August 2022: Amid global heatwaves, UAE bracing for another wet spell after Fujairah floods, CNN, 13 August 2022: Mass fish die-off in German-Polish river blamed on unknown toxic substance, The Guardian, 13 August 2022: Climate crisis: Europe’s rivers run dry as scientists warn drought could be worst in 500 years, Politico.eu, 13 August 2022: Poland says tests indicate mercury not cause of fish die-off in Oder, The National, 14 August 2022: Mystery as tonnes of dead fish found in European river, Politico.eu, 14 August 2022: Europe on course for new wildfire record this year: EU monitor, DW, 14 August 2022: Europe set for record wildfire destruction in 2022, BBC, 14 August 2022: ‘We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God’ – Fighting a megafire in France, DW, 14 August 2022: Spain: About 1,500 evacuated from towns near Zaragoza due to fires, Los Angeles Times, 15 August 2022: Tensions grow over lack of a water deal for the shrinking Colorado River, The Hill, 15 August 2022: ‘Extreme heat belt’ will impact more than 100 million Americans: study, The Guardian, 15 August 2022: Oder river: Mystery of mass die-off of fish lingers as toxic substances ruled out, Arab News, 15 August 2022: Populations must adapt as Europe faces drier future, DW, 16 August 2022: Coal and corruption impede rollout of clean energy in Bosnia, NPR, 16 August 2022: U.S. says drought-stricken Arizona and Nevada will get less water from Colorado River, CNN, 16 August 2022: China’s worst heatwave in 60 years is forcing factories to close, Los Angeles Times, 16 August 2022: L.A. is spending tens of billions of dollars to make climate change and traffic worse, France24, 16 August 2022: European forest fires further increasing the world’s climate footprint, Irish Times, 16 August 2022: Resilience in face of climate change cannot be sectoral or elitist, Los Angeles Times, 16 August 2022: As talks on Colorado River water falter, U.S. government imposes new restrictions, The National, 17 August 2022: EU greenhouse gas emissions nearly back at pre-pandemic levels, France24, 17 August 2022: Deadly forest fires ravage northern Algeria, The National, 17 August 2022: Fifth body uncovered as historic Lake Mead drought lowers water levels, France24, 17 August 2022: Live: UN inspectors need ‘urgent’ access to Ukraine nuclear plant, NATO says, The Hill, 17 August 2022: COVID-19 offers lessons on fighting climate change, Politico.eu, 17 August 2022: It’s hot and dry out there, but it ain’t as bad as 1540 (yet), CNN, 17 August 2022: China is seeding clouds to replenish its shrinking Yangtze River, DW, 17 August 2022: Lebanon turns to solar power to address acute energy crisis, Politico.eu, 17 August 2022: European farmers grapple with new normal as drought wilts summer harvests, NPR, 18 August 2022: Federal judges deal the oil industry another setback in climate litigation, France24, 18 August 2022: How France’s wine industry is adapting to climate change, Los Angeles Times, 18 August 2022: Federal officials announce $310 million in funding to combat ‘megadrought’, France24, 18 August 2022: ‘Scenes of devastation’ as deadly wildfires ravage Algeria, Al Arabiya, 18 August 2022: Death toll rises to 26 in forest fires spread in north Algeria, DW, 18 August 2022: Poland says toxic algae may explain Oder River fish die-offs, France24, 18 August 2022: Violent thunderstorms batter France’s Corsica, death toll mounts, Politico.eu, 18 August 2022: Markus Söder: Bavaria’s NIMBY-in-chief, Arab News, 18 August 2022: What increasingly hot and dusty Middle East summers mean for public health, productivity and energy demand, DW, 18 August 2022: Drought in Europe: Rainfall will not affect low water levels in Germany’s rivers, The National, 19 August 2022: Ukraine on alert for nuclear plant ‘provocation’ as Russian operatives vanish, The Hill, 19 August 2022: Biden proposes restoring chemical safety standards weakened by Trump, BBC, 19 August 2022: Breakthrough over potentially harmful chemicals found in most homes, The Washington Post, 19 August 2022: Warnings of attack on Ukraine nuclear plant set the world on edge, CNN, 19 August 2022: Lakes are drying up everywhere. Israel will pump water from the Med as a solution, DW, 19 August 2022: Weather warning in Germany as Europe reels from powerful storms, BBC, 19 August 2022: Europe storms: Children among dead in France, Austria and Italy, The Guardian, 19 August 2022: Floods: New Zealand inundation could take years to clean up, with 1,200 people displaced, DW, 19 August 2022: US court jails rhino horn and elephant ivory trafficker, Arab News, 20 August 2022: As Europe overheats, what can it learn from Saudi Vision 2030?, The Guardian, 20 August 2022: Pollution: UN seeks plan to beat plastic nurdles, the tiny scourges of the oceans, The National, 21 August 2022: Sudan braces for more flooding as Nile hits highest levels since 1946, Los Angeles Times, 21 August 2022: Floods, landslides leave 40 dead in northern India, BBC, 21 August 2022: India monsoon rains cause fatal bridge collapse, The National, 21 August 2022: Algeria’s Unesco-listed El Kala nature reserve damaged by forest fires, The Hill, 21 August 2022: Biden discusses Ukraine nuclear plant fears with European leaders, BBC, 21 August 2022: Portugal wildfires: State of alert begins amid third heatwave, NPR, 21 August 2022: China plans to use chemicals to generate rain to protect its grain harvest, DW, 21 August 2022: Flash floods kill dozens in Afghanistan, Pakistan, France24, 22 August 2022: Flash flooding hits US parks, southern states in latest weather disasters, The New York Times, 22 August 2022: Expansion of Clean Energy Loans Is ‘Sleeping Giant’ of Climate Bill, France24, 22 August 2022: Cloud seeding: China attempts to induce rain amid severe drought, The New York Times, 22 August 2022: Democrats Designed the Climate Law to Be a Game Changer. Here’s How., The Hill, 22 August 2022: Inflation Reduction Act is a ray of light in the darkness of climate ignorance, NPR, 22 August 2022: This city manager wants California to prepare for a megastorm before it’s too late, The National, 22 August 2022: Floods and landslides kill at least 50 people in India, BBC, 22 August 2022: Texas flash floods leaves cars almost underwater, The Guardian, 22 August 2022: China: Drought causes Yangtze to dry up, sparking shortage of hydropower, DW, 22 August 2022: Germany denies Poland’s ‘fake news’ claim over fish deaths, Los Angeles Times, 23 August 2022: This power line could save California — and forever change the American West, The Washington Post, 23 August 2022: Five 1,000-year rain events have struck the U.S. in 5 weeks. Why?, Los Angeles Times, 23 August 2022: California’s water from Colorado River could be crippled by a big earthquake. Drought makes fixes vital, France24, 23 August 2022: Europe is facing its worst drought in 500 years, EU agency says, BBC, 23 August 2022: Europe’s drought the worst in 500 years – report, DW, 23 August 2022: Bangladesh flood victims struggle to rebuild lives, The Guardian, 23 August 2022: Seagreen: Throwing the switch on Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm, DW, 23 August 2022: Climate crisis: A world lacking water , CNN, 23 August 2022: The drying Danube River reveals explosive-laden WWII Nazi warships, DW, 23 August 2022: Almost two-thirds of Europe is affected by drought — EU.

In view of the heated climate debate from all directions and currents, it is especially noticeable that fundamental and mutual understanding is getting more and more lost. On the one hand everyone wants to be greener than the other, on the other hand there are people who doesn’t see a no need for action at all. Ultimately, it will have to be searched for intersections to make sure to find solutions within a reasonable time frame. Of course, it is clear that neither the chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, heavy construction or construction industries are turning “green” overnight. But we can’t get rid of them anyway. It requires numerous and sometimes very expensive individual steps, until we get closer to the goals. On the other hand, looking back on just 100 years, it is worthwhile to see how far human innovation has already brought us, from the horse-drawn vehicle to semi-autonomous vehicles, from huts to automated and air-conditioned home, from numerous individual abdominal landings to self-evident flying around the globe, from the open fire in the space shared by all (including livestock) with little to no individual space to households with the maximum comfort of a digitized, automated, globalized, inclusive world. Of course, there were also mistakes. This included, among other things, the contamination of lakes and rivers with chemicals and wastes, so that they were regarded as dead, into which life is now returning and where bathing is possible (Rhine, Elbe, Danube, etc.). Everything and every development has and needs its time. Just because something is desirable from an individual point of view does not make it a mass phenomenon. From our own point of view, the example of “automation of home and building technology” can be cited, at that time operated for comfort and economic reasons, but ultimately, of course, to use resources meaningfully and only when they are actually needed. At the end of the 1990s, together with others, we intensively thought about it and tried out first practical implementations. The resulting consumer products are only beginning to gain wider market acceptance today, also because they are more affordable. So everybody can imagine how much longer it will take to take significant steps on the way to create a “green world”. Not a single product developer wakes up in the morning and thinks about how to best harm the environment today. In fact, they are often idealists who want to make the world a better place bit by bit. Sometimes the medium and long-term effects take a back seat in this process. For the most part, there are actually improvements that must be made in large numbers so that the climate goals can be achieved at all.

That is one part of the story, the other part is the social and societal component. Not everyone can afford to follow any “trend” because of the individual income situation. This applies to both private households and companies. In addition, of course, there are tangible economic interests behind the commitments on all sides. Not all who recognize the scientifically proven man-made climate change as the greatest threat to humanity does this out of conviction, but rather because their revenues and jobs depend on it. The same is true in the opposite direction. Not all those who consider scientifically proven man-made climate change to be irrelevant do so out of conviction, but rather because their revenues and jobs depend on it. Only if people understand both sides they will one end up with a solution acceptable to the majority and supported by the majority (environmental, economic and social compatibility). At first this will only be a solution for the saturated west. The countries of the west can’t deny development, comfort or prosperity to the countries of South America, Africa or Asia. The colonial times are finally largely over. The west can only help these countries to skip several stages and arrive directly in modern times. However, this requires multi-digit trillions of investments. For Germany alone, government investment of more than 50 billion is expected over the next few years. But the UN has 193 member states of different sizes, so that the trillion range is relatively quickly reached. And there are numerous questions, for example: Where should the investments come from? Who manages them? What are the rules for this? Which standards should apply? Who can receive them for what? Etc.

That may not sound very enthusiastic and perhaps does not correspond to the current zeitgeist, but tries to bring some realism into the debate. As much as the engagement of Fridays for Future and Greta Thunberg is welcomed, we should, of course, also take into account the thirst for action and the actual chances of success of the youth. From own experiences one likes to believe in this age that one can change the world for the better within three days, not least because one identifies the own bubble as “the world”. In the meantime, however, around 7.7 billion people inhabit the earth and all have to be taken along on the journey so that the project can be successful. That’s the real challenge.

This contribution is sporadically supplemented and extended. The linked articles and contributions reflect the views, opinions and analyzes of the respective editorial offices, authors and journalists that we do not adopt.

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