The effects of climate change threaten human and animal life, as well as the global economy, according to the second report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
As the COP23 climate conference in Bonn prepares to open, leading researchers have warned of the greenhouse effect with increasing urgency. Despite the scary facts, we must not lose heart, says DW's Jens Thurau.
Developing countries like Bangladesh bear the brunt of climate change. DW talks to climate expert Saleemul Huq about what the global community must do to help them adapt — and why he's optimistic about this year's COP.
To fight global warming, some say humans will have to manipulate the climate system. But such intervention could have serious ramifications for people and the planet.
The Paris Agreement sought to place a lower limit on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. But researchers fear that may already be locked in - even 2 degrees may be overshot. All the more reason for action, many say.
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