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What can scientists do when the top two countries, the US and UK, move in the "completely wrong direction?" Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the Institute for Advanced Study, says reality always has the last word.
The 2015 Nobel Prize science winners have joined a select group - they are now "Nobel Laureates." Once a year laureates meet at Lindau, a small town on Lake Constance that helped restore trust in post-war German science.
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.
Achille Mbembe is considered to be a vanguard in postcolonial thought and political science. A staunch opponent of Eurocentric worldviews, Mbembe tells DW that each culture should constantly be examining its own values.
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