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.
The North Atlantic right whale has just officially become “critically endangered.” Venturing along the eastern seaboard of Canada and the US, it faces risks from climate change to ship strikes. A wayward visitor to Montreal recently sharpened focus on the whales’ plight — and what is being done to save them.
COVID-19 has taught us to change our lives. So, is it time for a rethink on tackling the other huge challenge to humanity: climate change? Our guests: Helena Marschall (Fridays for Future), Stefan Rahmstorf (climatologist), Donata Riedel (Handelsblatt)
… for the trees? We head to old-growth forest in eastern Australia, where indigenous communities are fighting to protect the land from loggers, and visit a living forest laboratory in Germany. We'll also find out why Senegal's plans to build a green wall of trees have faltered, and what Siberia's fires mean for the climate.
Wildfires have been burning through millions of hectares of Siberian peatland and forest this year, releasing large amounts of CO2 to into the atmosphere. Various factors make Siberia a key region for the climate. DW reporter Tim Schauenberg explains what these blazes mean for ecosystems and global climate change.
Rising temperatures, drought and increasingly intense storms are changing forests around the world. Researchers in central Germany have set up a special arboretum to study how different species of trees are affected by climate change, and how they can become more resistant to it.
The scorching heat in Siberia this summer was a result of burning fuel, wildfires, thawing permafrost and other man-made conditions, a new study says. Scientists warn it is evidence of increasing extreme temperatures.