How to cut your carbon footprint and curb climate change

Since I began writing more about climate change about two years ago, I’ve received several emails from people asking me what they personally can do about global warming. The simple answer, I tell them, is to cut their emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas. The hard bit is figuring out how to do […]

AfD – 6 months on

On September 24, 2017, a nationalist, anti-immigration party called Alternative for Germany won 12.6 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections, coming third behind the center-left Social Democrats and Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc. The result sent shock waves through German politics and drew intense scrutiny abroad because of the country’s Nazi past. Yet attention […]

A final song for Coco Schumann

I’m sure every journalist has some stories they regret not getting round to. I know I’ve got a few. One involved a German-Jewish musician whose life story is so amazing it’s hard to understand why they haven’t made a Hollywood movie about him yet. Coco Schumann dodged the Gestapo as a teenager, playing ‘forbidden’ swing […]