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30 Jul 2018

Climate scientist says Merkel has failed on climate action

Die Welt

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has never really been a “climate chancellor,” the head of the Marine Meteorology Research Unit at Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Mojib Latif, said in an interview with Die Welt. “Whenever the automobile industry was concerned, she intervened in Brussels,” Latif said. The result was that cars were getting bigger, heavier and faster, and were using more fuel and emitting more CO2, and thus emissions from the road transport sector have been rising for years.

Read the interview in German here.

For background find a factsheet on “climate chancellor” Merkel here.

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