Germany's Angela Merkel said climate change is one of the greatest threats to humanity and Europe must do more to address it. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. In light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate pact, European Union members must take greater responsibility for the "existential" challenges the world faces, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliament on Thursday (June 29). "We are convinced that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, an existential challenge," she told the German parliament. "We cannot wait to act until the science has convinced every last doubter." Merkel told parliament addressing the challenge of climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming G20 summit of the world's largest economies in Hamburg due to start July 7.