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16 Jul 2018

Germany’s climate likely to mirror Northern Italy’s – interview


Global warming is shifting climate zones throughout Europe, Ernst Rauch, climate expert at Munich Reinsurance Company, said in an interview with Tagesspiegel. Germany will have vegetation similar to that found in Northern Italy by the end of the century unless carbon emissions fall dramatically, he said. Farmers need to adapt to the new climate, Rauch added. “In the medium-term, farmers in Brandenburg will not be able to grow grain; instead, they’ll have to plant olive trees,” he said.

Read the interview in German here.

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