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04 Dec 2017

Climate scientist calls for immediate shutdown of lignite power plants

Spiegel Online

Germany must immediately cut its lignite power capacity if it wants to achieve its 2020 climate target of reducing emissions by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels, climate scientist Mojib Latif says in an article on Spiegel Online. “But what is lacking simply is the political will to do it. This is about Germany’s credibility,” Latif says. The annual UN climate conferences might have strengthened the political will to address the problem of global warming, “but in reality the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been rising ever faster", and the alleged climate pioneer Germany has been contributing its fair share, he added.

Read the article in German here

See this CLEW interview with Mojib Latif for more information.

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