The past ten years were terrible for humanity’s effort to slow global warming, a disaster of its own making. Bloomberg Opinion’s Faye Flam has a concise summary of the scientific research on climate change completed over the previous decade. As for the coming decade? It will be warmer, stormier and more extreme. —Josh Petri
|“Our children and grandchildren are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of what we do, or fail to do, today. That is why I am making every effort to ensure that Germany does its part—environmentally, economically and socially—to deal with climate change.”|
—German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her New Year’s address.