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Current policies will bring ‘catastrophic’ climate breakdown, warn former UN leaders

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The policies currently in place to tackle the climate crisis around the world will lead to “catastrophic” climate breakdown, as governments have failed to take the actions needed to fulfil their promises, three former...

Current pupils will have left school before tutoring scheme hits goal, says Labour

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Take-up of the government’s flagship tutoring programme is so slow that all current secondary pupils in England will have left school by the time the Conservatives finally deliver on their education catch-up promises,...

Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over

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The climate crisis is often seen in binary terms. Precise temperature targets – limiting global heating to 1.5C or 2C – imply decisive moments of victory or loss. Headlines warn that we have only “12 years to save the...

How can I reassure my child about current affairs? Talk in an age-appropriate, informative way

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In the last two-odd years, children in Australia have witnessed devastating bushfires, been locked down in their homes due to a pandemic, and more recently, seen parts of their country ravaged by floods as a war unfol...

BBC pulls another episode of We Are England current affairs show

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The BBC has retracted another episode of its new regional current affairs programme amid concerns about editorial standards and low staffing levels on the series. A senior executive has been parachuted in to help run ...

My current favourite earrings? They’re ethical – and small enough to wear with a mask

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It is almost Valentine’s Day, but that is not why I’m thinking about jewellery. Well, it sort of is, but it also really isn’t. Unfashionably, I love Valentine’s Day, but the spirit of Saint Valentine is very much one ...

Pulled by a current of Tory indolence, Britain flounders in a sea of dirty money

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The paradox of the oligarchical money that washes around the British elite like a sea of dirty water is that it has yet to buy every aspect of British foreign policy. Opposition politicians and journalists can identif...

Living in Ukraine: how have you been affected by the current situation?

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Amid concerns of a Russian attack, we we would like to hear from people living and working in Ukraine about the situation in the country. What is the mood like at the moment? Are you making any plans in the event of a...

‘The biggest task is to combat indifference’: Auschwitz Museum turns visitors’ eyes to current events

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Piotr Cywiński has spent a lot of time pondering a question that has exercised historians, philosophers and politicians ever since the end of the second world war. What lessons should we draw from one of the darkest p...

What are the current rules on self-isolation for Covid in UK, and what does the science say?

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Doctors and health officials have warned that the rising number of Covid-19 infections poses a significant threat to the UK’s ability to run trains, buses, hospitals and other key services. More and more people face g...

Readers reply: in 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be as discredited as flat Earth theory?

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Five hundred years or so ago, a significant number of people thought the world was flat. In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be relegated to the same level as the flat Earth theory is now? Richa...

In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be as discredited as flat Earth theory?

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Five hundred years or so ago a significant number of people thought the world was flat. In 500 years’ time, which current scientific theories will be relegated to the same level as the flat Earth theory is now? Richar...

Moderna boss predicts current vaccines may be less effective against Omicron covid

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The chief executive of the US drugmaker Moderna has predicted that existing vaccines will be less effective against Omicron than they have been against the Delta version, sending global stock markets sharply lower. St...

Current approach to wildfires risks lives and wastes money, say experts

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A new approach is urgently needed to tackle global wildfires as current methods are no longer working, draining the public purse and placing lives at risk, according to experts. This summer saw some of the worst wildf...

Carbon emissions ‘will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges’

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Current plans to cut global carbon emissions will fall 60% short of their 2050 net zero target, the International Energy Agency has said, as it urged leaders to use the upcoming Cop26 climate conference to send an “un...

Ridley Road review – fascism thriller resonates in our current dark age

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A sunlit bedroom in a country house in Kent, 1962. An adorable moppet is helping a young blond woman make the bed. They are joined by the dapper man of the house. They gather in front of the window and smilingly give ...

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