Climate change

‘Let’s not cage in novelists with bad-faith readings’
Sally Rooney
Instant Opinion

‘Let’s not cage in novelists with bad-faith readings’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Oct 2021
What causes flooding?
Taxi drives on flooded London street
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What causes flooding?

Government hopes £5.2bn flood defence plan and lower emissions can protect UK homes and businesses
8 Oct 2021
Insulate Britain: what do they want?
Insulate Britain protesters
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Insulate Britain: what do they want?

Home secretary plans to increase penalties for disrupting motorways amid road protest chaos
7 Oct 2021
Piers Corbyn: the weather forecaster and conspiracy theorist who ‘defies categorisation’
Piers Corbyn at a demonstration
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Piers Corbyn: the weather forecaster and conspiracy theorist who ‘defies categorisation’

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother is a leading anti-vaccination campaigner
30 Sep 2021
What is Boris Johnson’s record on climate change?
Boris Johnson speech at UN
In Depth

What is Boris Johnson’s record on climate change?

PM tells world leaders to ‘grow up’ on tackling climate change
23 Sep 2021
What is Cop26 and what could be achieved?
A climate change protest outside the Palace of Westminster
Fact file

What is Cop26 and what could be achieved?

Delegates expected to land in Scotland in matter of weeks
22 Sep 2021
COP26: will China play ball on climate change?
Emissions in China
Today’s big question

COP26: will China play ball on climate change?

Fears grow that the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter will not co-operate at forthcoming climate talks
20 Sep 2021

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The most extreme weather events in 2021
Wildfire in Greece
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The most extreme weather events in 2021

Hundreds of lives have been claimed by devastating weather this year
20 Sep 2021
The ethics of having children in the age of climate change
Extinction Rebellion
Why we’re talking about . . .

The ethics of having children in the age of climate change

International survey finds one in four young people ‘hesitant’ about starting families amid global warming fears
16 Sep 2021
Hydrogen cars explained
Toyota Mirai
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Hydrogen cars explained

Rollout of the vehicles being hampered by lack of tech infrastructure
16 Sep 2021
How ‘direct air capture’ turns carbon dioxide into stone
Direct air capture containers
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How ‘direct air capture’ turns carbon dioxide into stone

Experts say the technology could reduce current greenhouse gas levels within years
8 Sep 2021
How carbon offsetting works
Flying plane
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How carbon offsetting works

Experts question efficiency and effectiveness of unregulated schemes that allegedly cancel out travel emissions
6 Sep 2021
The cities most at risk from climate change
Flooded street in Brooklyn, New York
Fact file

The cities most at risk from climate change

Urban populations in coastal areas face most severe impacts from rising temperatures
2 Sep 2021
‘No billionaire saviour will rescue our dying planet’
Firefighters battle wildfires in Greece
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‘No billionaire saviour will rescue our dying planet’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Aug 2021
Does Boris Johnson’s green agenda go far enough?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
In Focus

Does Boris Johnson’s green agenda go far enough?

The ‘awkward squad’ are threatening to make trouble over net zero
20 Aug 2021
‘Boris Johnson will be quite happy to ride out the storm over Dominic Raab’
Dominic Raab
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‘Boris Johnson will be quite happy to ride out the storm over Dominic Raab’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Aug 2021
How much will it cost the UK to get to net zero?
Boris Johnson sits in front of projected earth
In Depth

How much will it cost the UK to get to net zero?

Details still needed on who will bear cost of upfront investment
19 Aug 2021
‘Climate policy is a new front in the US culture wars’
The Maritsa East 2 thermal power plant in Polski Gradets, Bulgaria
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‘Climate policy is a new front in the US culture wars’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 Aug 2021
Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 August
Firefighters battle wildfires in Greece
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 7 - 13 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
13 Aug 2021
Majority of Brits back stronger action to combat climate change
Extinction Rebellion protesters at Carbis Bay during the G7 summit
Between the lines

Majority of Brits back stronger action to combat climate change

Public in favour of greater clean energy investment and limits on flying
11 Aug 2021
‘Geronimo the alpaca is irresistibly cute - hence the public outcry’
A woman holds a sign that reads 'Save Geronimo'
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‘Geronimo the alpaca is irresistibly cute - hence the public outcry’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
10 Aug 2021
The potential paths for climate change roadmap
Firefighters battle ongoing wildfires in Greece
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The potential paths for climate change roadmap

Experts say government intervention will be key in tackling environmental crisis
10 Aug 2021
IPCC’s report on climate change: ‘the frightening future that awaits us’
Greek wildfires
Getting to grips with . . .

IPCC’s report on climate change: ‘the frightening future that awaits us’

Landmark study says global temperatures likely to rise by 1.5C over next 20 years
9 Aug 2021
‘Olympic athletes made this monumental gamble worthwhile’
Fireworks erupt over Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium as the Games come to a close
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‘Olympic athletes made this monumental gamble worthwhile’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Aug 2021
Thousands flee as ‘apocalyptic’ Greek fires intensify
Greece wildfires
In Depth

Thousands flee as ‘apocalyptic’ Greek fires intensify

British firefighters deployed to Greece to help battle devastating blaze threatening capital city
9 Aug 2021
Fires, floods and storms: America’s ‘permanent emergency’ has begun
Vehicles and a home are engulfed in flames
In Brief

Fires, floods and storms: America’s ‘permanent emergency’ has begun

This summer of climate horror feels like the ‘first, vertiginous 15 minutes of a disaster movie’, says The New York Times
6 Aug 2021
‘Climate deniers are on the back foot but there is still no clear message’
Protesters hold 'Missing in Action' style placards of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak with the phrase 'The climate needs you!'
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‘Climate deniers are on the back foot but there is still no clear message’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Aug 2021
Gulf Stream collapse explained
Greenland ice climate change
Fact file

Gulf Stream collapse explained

Study warns of famine, extreme cold and rising sea levels if planet’s key heat distributor shuts down
6 Aug 2021
The Green New Deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders
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The Green New Deal

Ambitious resolution provides ‘framework’ for future climate plans
6 Aug 2021
Is the UK acting too slowly on climate change?
Activists hold banners and placards in Parliament Square
In Brief

Is the UK acting too slowly on climate change?

‘Every day, new evidence accumulates that humanity is on an unsustainable path’
6 Aug 2021
The best places to survive the collapse of society
View from Titterstone Clee Hill
Why we’re talking about . . .

The best places to survive the collapse of society

Experts rank island nations at top of ‘most resilient’ list
30 Jul 2021
Met Office climate report: how hot will the UK get?
Southend-on-Sea, England
Today’s big question

Met Office climate report: how hot will the UK get?

Britain is warming more quickly than global average over past decade, says study
29 Jul 2021
The pros and cons of nuclear energy
Nuclear power plant
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The pros and cons of nuclear energy

Scientists say nuclear power is essential to efforts to tackle climate change
29 Jul 2021
Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?
Man holds umbrella outside London Underground station
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?

An unpublished London Underground report identified 85 Tube stations as being at ‘high risk’ of flooding
26 Jul 2021
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