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Global temperatures are rising, with nearly all scientists agreeing the warming is caused by humans.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide and other human-caused emissions being released into the atmosphere have caused global surface and ocean temperatures to rise at unprecedented speed, triggering more extreme weather events. More than 95% of scientists agree that the warming is caused by human activity. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content on climate change and global warming.
This year's awards considered 175 nominees from 77 countries before deciding on winners. Previous laureates include Edward Snowden, Dr. Denis Mukwege and Greta Thunberg.