Global temperatures are rising, with nearly all scientists agreeing that the warming is man-made.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide and other human-made 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 collates DW content on climate change and global warming.
On a voyage from Antarctica to Bremerhaven, the Polarstern's team of scientists and students are trying to better understand why water temperatures are rising in the deep ocean. The students (all talented scientists themselves) are learning how to monitor changes in the ocean and climate — methods they can take to their home countries, which are already feeling the impacts of climate change.
One of the Great Lakes of Africa, Lake Malawi covers almost one third of the area of the entire country of the same name. It has long since been a major food source for the region. But for years, fish stocks have been dwindling and now climate change is playing its part in further damaging livelihoods in this impoverished country.
The Fridays for Future youth movement has piled on the pressure; in Germany, politicians are debating a carbon tax. DW spoke with Environment Minister Svenja Schulze about whether climate protection efforts are enough.
Driving an electric car, choosing train travel or using less plastic — we know there are many things we can do to be less of a burden on the world's environment. But would you be willing to give up on streaming video?