Drought and daycare: Handelsblatt Global’s Andreas Kluth on the heat wave and Kita fees

 

The heat wave in Germany is pushing temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius (nearing 90 degrees Fahrenheit) and causing major problems for farmers, who are expected to experience major losses during this harvest season and have gone without government aid. In better news, Berlin has abolished daycare fees.

We speak with Andreas Kluth, Editor-In-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, about the environmental repercussions of the warm weather and why the decision to get rid of Kita fees is more complicated than it sounds. While parents with children in Kita can now send their children free of charge, Kluth explains there’s still a pressing problem that needs to be addressed “between supply and demand.”

 

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