German Greens: Preventing climate disasters will be costly


              Heavy machinery helps sort debris at a temporary storage area, after devastating floods near Kreuzberg, Germany, Monday July 26, 2021.  Recent heavy rains caused deadly floods across the region, with some thousands of people displaced as towns and villages were inundated. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
            
              German Armed Forces begin to erect a temporary bridge over the river Ahr at Insul, Germany, Monday July 26, 2021, after devastating floods.  Recent heavy rains caused deadly floods across the region, with some thousands of people displaced as towns and villages were inundated. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
            
              In this photo taken with a drone, meadows to the left and right of a road are flooded, near the village of Rettenberg, Germany, Monday July 26, 2021.  Thunderstorms with heavy downpours have caused flooding in the southern Bavaria region early Monday, with emergency services called out to attend inundated homes. (Davor Knappmeyer/dpa via AP)
            
              In this photo taken with a drone, meadows to the left and right of a road are flooded, near the village of Rettenberg, Germany, Monday July 26, 2021.  Thunderstorms with heavy downpours have caused flooding in the southern Bavaria region early Monday, with emergency services called out to attend inundated homes. (Davor Knappmeyer/dpa via AP)
            
              The co-leader of Germany's Green party and top candidate for the upcoming national election Annalena Baerbock reacts during a press conference on the follow-up of the flood desaster, on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the house of the Federal Press Conference in Berlin.  (Stefanie Loos/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              The co-leader of Germany's Green party and top candidate for the upcoming national election Annalena Baerbock reacts during a press conference on the follow-up of the flood desaster, on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the house of the Federal Press Conference in Berlin.  (Stefanie Loos/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Annalena Baerbock, left party leader and candidate for chancellor, arrives for the unveiling of a large-scale Green Party poster in Michendorf, Germany, Monday, July 26, 2021. With this, the Greens set the starting signal for the nationwide billboarding for the Bundestag election 2021. ( Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
            
              FILE - In this July 20, 2021 file photo Armin Laschet (CDU), Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, gives a press conference in Bad Muenstereifel, Germany, (Oliver Berg/DPA via AP, Pool)
            
              Annalena Baerbock, left party leader and candidate for chancellor, arrives for the unveiling of a large-scale Green Party poster in Michendorf, Germany, Monday, July 26, 2021. With this, the Greens set the starting signal for the nationwide billboarding for the Bundestag election 2021. ( Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)