The think tank Frankfurt Zukunftsrat expects up to 1.5 billion climate refugees in the course of the 21st century. The effects of climate change, as well as the causes of the stream of refugees today and in the future were the main topics in the discussion on “Refugees in the 21st century” of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Frankfurter Zukunftsrat on 26 November 2015.
The terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015 and the terror in many parts of the world today (e.g. IS and Boko Haram) demonstrate that our world leaders have to take inconvinient, but necessary choices.
The picture of three-year old Aylan from Kobanî (Syria) haunted people all over the world this week. The image of a little, innocent boy rejected by a European super power struck everyone. Full of hope, probably with horrible war memories from back home, Aylan was escaping his past in the hope of a better future.
I would like to invite you to reflect on future scenarios of the EU and to contemplate the (un)likeliness of several set-ups.
Since last week the Euro symbol and its restauration are in the news all over the world. In his weekly column Prof. Pohl who is also the founder of the group that owns the symbol draws parallels between the famous statue and the common European currency.
Thousands of idealistic young people leave Europe to join the terrorist IS forces – why? And what becomes of their ideals if they are confronted with reality? Prof. Pohl on the (literal) fight for young ideals and why to protect them from misleading promises.