German Chancellor Angela Merkel, amid the devastating floods in Europe, called for faster implementation of policies to combat climate change.
More than 150 people have been victims of devastating floods in western Germany, which occurred as a result of heavy rainfall in the middle of the week.
“The conclusions do not differ from what was already known – we must hurry, we must move faster in the fight against climate change,” Merkel said during a visit to the flood-affected city of Adenau in Rheinland-Pfalz.
At the same time, she stressed that it is not necessary to conclude only from the results of one flood, it is necessary to take into account the overall picture.
“It is impossible to conclude one event, but the totality of all the events that we are experiencing in Germany, and their scope, show – if you believe in science, and I am known to do this – that this is partly due to climate change. This means that we must take more initiative,” Merkel added.