“Thinking globally, postpone locally”
China and the USA have ratified the climate treaty but not much has happened in Germany, writes Petra Pinzler in a commentary for Zeit Online. There is no doubt that Germany and its European neighbours will eventually follow suit, but it seems increasingly unlikely that they take appropriate action. Chancellor Angela Merkel stood by and watched as the environment minister’s Climate Action Plan was watered down in the spring. This gives the impression that climate change is not an urgent problem – “just bad enough to talk about it at summits from time to time”.
Read the commentary in German here.