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The UK’s net zero strategy still avoids what is needed to avert climate catastrophe

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The collection of new climate policies released by the government this week are being scrutinised for their ambition and effectiveness. But it is also crucial to judge them for their fairness. We need to reduce total ...

Only noisy protest makes politicians take action to avoid climate catastrophe

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The home secretary, Priti Patel, announced a string of new measures this week to restrict protests deemed to cause “noise and nuisance”. But such things have long been necessary features in fights for social change. T ...

‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe

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There is a box labelled “climate”, in which politicians discuss the climate crisis. There is a box named “biodiversity”, in which they discuss the biodiversity crisis. There are other boxes, such as pollution, defores...

TV stasera: comic catastrophe in a country house caper

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A welcome return for the heroically overambitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, whose misconceived genre pieces, scenery-chewing performances and internal power struggles create exquisitely calibrated chaos. Ton...

The building blocks needed to prevent climate catastrophe

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As ever, George Monbiot hits the nail on the head with his article emphasising the need to reduce building, especially roads that just exacerbate climate degradation (We can’t build our way out of the environmental cr...

Yesterday’s war: why Raab did not foresee Afghanistan catastrophe

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Dominic Raab has been reluctant to criticise Joe Biden, who has faced an unprecedented wave of criticism over the US exit from Afghanistan, partly because he always saw the decision as inevitable, and partly because i...

I Love Lucy to Catastrophe: how the sitcom wife evolved in 10 classic characters

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Tradizionalmente, the sitcom wife isn’t much of a laugh. In the collective imagination, she is the selfless linchpin of the family, the fun police, the industrious straight woman, the butt of the joke, the servile glamou...

The IPCC report is clear: nothing short of transforming society will avert catastrophe

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The release today of the first part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessment report makes for stark reading. It reaffirms that anthropogenic climate change is real, present and lasting: it i...

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, avvertono gli scienziati

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Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the world must act swiftly on another powerful greenhouse gas, methane, to halt the rise in global temperatures, experts have warned. Leading climate ...

‘It will be a catastrophe’: fate of Syria’s last aid channel rests in Russia’s hands

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Just over half a mile away from the Bab al-Hawa border crossing connecting Syria and Turkey a 6th-century triumphal arch still stands, the remains of a Roman road stretching straight as an arrow on either side. For mi...

The looming famine in Tigray is an avoidable catastrophe

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It is hard to believe it’s happening again, even harder to believe that so few people seem to know or care. A massive famine is unfolding in Tigray in northern Ethiopia. Five million people are in need of food aid, un...

Catastrophe stalks Afghanistan as the US and UK dash for the exit

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Military retreats from Afghanistan are problematic, as the British (1842) and the Red Army (1989) discovered to their cost. The cliffs of the Khyber Pass feature many memorials and plaques to departing or defeated for...

German cardinal offers to resign over sexual abuse ‘catastrophe’

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx, one of Germany’s most senior Catholics, has offered his resignation to the pope over the “catastrophe” of sexual abuse by clerics and other church members. Marx, the archbishop of Munich and Fr...

Nepal facing ‘human catastrophe’ similar to India’s amid Covid surge

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Nepal is struggling to contain an explosion in Covid-19 cases, as fears grow that the situation in the Himalayan country may be as bad, se non peggio, than in neighbouring India, with which it shares a long and porous ...

Nepal facing ‘human catastrophe’ similar to India’s amid rampant Covid surge

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Nepal is struggling to contain an explosion in Covid-19 cases, as fears grow that the situation in the Himalayan country may be as bad, se non peggio, than in neighbouring India, with which it shares a long and porous ...

Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe: ‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’

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During a particularly polarising election campaign in the state of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, waded into the fray to stir things up even further. From a public podium, he accused the...

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