Archives - Climate





British broadcast media must take an urgent lead on climate awareness

How many people in the UK know that the hottest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth occurred on Tuesday? Pending verification, the mercury at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California, reached 54.4C (130F) –...



Can Democrats avert the Trumpocalypse?

Review: David Frum, Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy (HarperCollins, 2020) There are 99 days to go until the 2020 United States presidential election. Having privileged economic imperatives over public health, many...



Amid pandemic and climate crisis, apocalyptic thinking is a luxury we can’t afford

Review: Mark O’Connell, Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back (Granta Books, 2020) It is a fundamental part of the human condition to be preoccupied by thoughts of destruction and our...



Why we must stay cheerful amid the coronavirus lockdown

As we enter the bleak realm of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s remarkable to consider how quickly the barometers of life have shifted. Just three weeks ago I remember enjoying the dividends from a £25 pub quiz bar tab on a...



Bercow, Djokovic, Bloomberg… and Alexa: my 22nd February diary

Home Alone with Michael Scott Perhaps foolishly, my parents have entrusted me with the defence of the family home this week as they take off for a half-term jaunt. I’ve not encountered any incompetent criminals and spooky old men...