Earth and Climate

Current information and background on soil and climate, nature protection and biodiversity.

Topic of the week: climate

The carbon controversy

The Fridays for Future movement is calling for a radical carbon tax, yet a prominent scientist does not believe this is the way forward. Who is right?
Topic of the week: climate

The climate think tank

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research is one of the world’s leading environmental policy think tanks. One of its studies is even responsible for a “word of the year”.
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Huge forest fires in the Amazon

A disaster is currently taking place in Brazil’s rainforests. Huge forest fires are spreading as a result of illegal slash-and-burn of the forest. Germany is suspending development aid.