Climate change

The grandstanding against the Hay Festival is short-sighted

27 May 2024 10:00 pm

When the country’s largest literary festival parts ways with its main sponsor, it is not usually a cause for rejoicing among writers,…

Why won’t Chris Packham have a real debate on climate?

27 April 2024 9:00 am

On Sunday, the BBC did something unusual. It invited Luke Johnson, a climate contrarian, to join a panel with Laura…

In the grip of apocalypse angst

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Dorian Lynskey lays out the many ways in which we have imagined the world ending – through pandemic, nuclear holocaust, climate change, asteroid impact or, most unnervingly, AI

In defence of cows

23 September 2023 9:00 am

‘They’re going to have to stop cows,’ said my mother, looking doubtfully down at her plate as we tucked into…

Who fact checks the fact-checkers?

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Last week, a retired physics professor called Nick Cowern said it was time to get tough with ‘climate denialists’. ‘In…

Keep calm and carry on having kids: the UN’s climate chief on eco-anxiety

19 August 2023 9:00 am

he new head of the IPCC on the need to move beyond eco alarmism

The world is ablaze – yet climate chaos still takes us by surprise

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Our unpreparedness was vividly illustrated by the catastrophic Canadian inferno of 2016 – originally judged a minor brushfire beyond Fort McMurray’s city limits

Our future life on Earth depends on the state of the ocean

27 May 2023 9:00 am

As the world’s thermometer, the ocean keeps everything in balance, but carbon emissions and our use of it as a dumping ground is threatening its life, says Helen Czerski

In defence of SUVs

8 October 2022 9:00 am

The arrogance of the ‘Tyre Extinguishers’

The inconvenient truth about France’s forest fires

16 September 2022 5:35 pm

Montpellier Last month the Prime Minister of France, Elisabeth Borne, visited the south-west of the country to offer her support…

How did climate doomsters get the Great Barrier Reef so wrong?

8 August 2022 11:05 pm

We are, of course, in the midst of a ‘climate emergency’ and the ‘sixth mass extinction’ of life on Earth.…

Everything’s burned to a crisp – and the horses are suffering

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Everything is well and truly burned to a crisp, and we are piling through hundreds of pounds of hay a…

There are almost no animals left – but we’ve been here before

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Laikipia You know things are bad when the zebras are thin. Even during most droughts, zebras are like matrons at…

What the new GCSE in global warming should teach

14 May 2022 9:00 am

The new GCSE in global warming

We must all become Doctor Dolittles and listen to the wisdom of animals

23 April 2022 9:00 am

One day the writer and artist James Bridle rented a hatchback, taped a smartphone to the steering wheel and installed…

It's time to clamp down on militant protesters

12 April 2022 5:45 pm

The right to protest against the policies of the government of the day, the system in general or even just…

Our children are at breaking point – and it’s our fault

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I think it’s time we stopped scaring the children. I think they’ve had enough. They’re at breaking point now, every…

Is global warming really more dangerous than Putin’s nuclear threats?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Having just dusted down my Geiger counter and argued with the family about whether or not there is room for…

Storm Eunice has nothing to do with climate change

18 February 2022 10:50 pm

I sat tight and braced myself for the worst this morning — not high winds but for the Today programme…

After Covid, Kenya’s flower industry is gearing up for its next challenge

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Kenya’s flower growers have a busy time ahead

The unexpected brilliance of Don’t Look Up

15 January 2022 9:00 am

I wasn’t looking forward to seeing Don’t Look Up, the new satirical film on Netflix. It’s about a couple of…

The march of the larch: the Treeline is now encroaching on the arctic tundra

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Covering 20 per cent of the Earth’s surface, the boreal forest is the largest living system, or ‘biome’, on land.…

Our new era of Jewish-Muslim relations

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Reactions to the recent passing of F.W. de Klerk transported me back to my childhood in South Africa. The horror…

Guilt-free hilarity: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Charing Cross Theatre reviewed

27 November 2021 9:00 am

World-class sex bomb Janie Dee stars in a fabulously silly revival of the American comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha…