In moves to meet its Paris Agreement obligations, Germany is investing massively in renewable energy. At the same time, power plants running on coal continue to emit huge amounts of CO2 in some parts of the country.
Amidst the worst drought in living memory, the world's driest continent is also heating up due to climate change. Critics say too little is being done to prevent increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall.
Germany's "coal commission" is starting to plan how the country is to give up coal mining. But it's already under fire for prioritizing the economy over the environment.
China's CO2 emissions decreased steadily from 2014 to 2016, a new study finds. Great news, right? Well, sort of. According to the researchers, the trend could be permanent. But it's not time to celebrate yet.
"If I were a citizen of Germany, I would be concerned about Germany being left behind," the former US vice president has warned. His solution would see Germany phase out coal as a major source of electricity production.
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