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Climate change and art: just good friends

Is this a climate change poem which I see before me? I certainly hope so, because art in all its forms has the potential to succeed, where conventional channels of communication have so spectacularly failed to convey the urgency of global warming. It’s far from certain whether Hence, a short poem by Simon Armitage commissioned for the forthcoming Winchester Poetry Festival, aspires to offer more than a supremely imaginative description of Antony Gormley’s Sound II, the much-admired life-size human figure […]

Climate and sanitation: partners in shame

It may seem far-fetched but success stories in changing sanitation behaviour in developing countries might offer insights for the difficult transition to low carbon lifestyles for the rich.

Deforestation: to be or not to be?

There are good grounds for pessimism on prospects for saving the rainforests. But the link with climate change creates new hope that two environmental calamities can be addressed together.

Curse of St.Swithun foils climate adaptation

Adapting to a warmer climate in the UK brings the promise of Mediterranean pleasures. Whilst poor countries will struggle with food production, we can look forward to consuming more of it outdoors.

UK climate projections betray Copenhagen agenda

The new UK climate projections published by the Met Office Hadley Centre are a valuable risk management tool for policymakers. But they also speak volumes about the global failure to protect poor countries from climate change.

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