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20 Aug 2018

World is finally awakening to reality of global warming – “hothouse Earth” study co-author

The Guardian

This summer’s record-breaking temperatures and forest fires have demonstrated to the public the enormous threat climate change poses to humanity, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and co-author of the recently-published “hothouse Earth” report, told The Guardian. “I think that in the future, people will look back on 2018 as the year when climate reality hit,” he said. “This is the moment when people start to realise that global warming is not a problem for future generations, but for us now.”

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the article Hot summer turns up the heat on Germany’s coal commission.

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