The North Sea is Europe's most important shipping lane and major fishing area. As Germanys only outlet to the Atlantic ocian it has been of strategic importance.
Located between Great Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia the North Sea coastline is a major tourist destination. But it faces the problems of pollution also from oil and gas drilling and overfishing.
How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have viewed the UN's climate conference from their clifftop lookout over the Rhine? Looking back 14,000 years, Ian Johnson offers a different perspective on Earth’s climate drama.