Environment Forum

A speed limit for Germany?

July 29, 2009

In Germany, where many consider their cars sacred and most politicians on both the left and right refuse to consider tampering with the unlimited speed on the Autobahn for fear of hurting the car industry, the leader of the Greens party said it is high time for the country to join the rest of the civilised world and put an upper limit on Autobahn speeds — if for no other reason than to cut CO2 emissions

Historic climate deal in Copenhagen: dream or reality?

June 18, 2009

French President Nicolas Sarkozy declares “nuclear is dead”; Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is taken to hospital suffering from “confetti inhalation” and “hug-related injuries” after they¬†agree to a historic U.N. deal to curb greenhouse gases in Copenhagen.