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Visiting flood-ravaged area, Merkel says world ‘must hurry’ in fight against climate change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd-R) visits the flood-ravaged village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate state, western Germany, on July 18, 2021. (Christof Stache/Pool/AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd-R) visits the flood-ravaged village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate state, western Germany, on July 18, 2021. (Christof Stache/Pool/AFP)

ADENAU, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world “must hurry” in the battle against global warming, as she visits a flood-stricken German area ravaged by a heavy rain many experts have attributed to climate change.

“We must hurry,” she tells reporters after touring Schuld, a western village devastated by last week’s deluge. “We have to be faster in the fight against climate change.”

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