Bärbel Winkler lives and works in Germany. She has always had a lot of interest in environmental issues and her focus is now on everything related to climate change. Early in 2010 Bärbel started to organise the translation of Skeptical Science content into German and has been active as a translator since then.
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Germany has decided to phase-out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would need to replace a substantial amount of this phased-out energy with coal and natural gas power plants.