Climate change

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…

Insulate Britain are not martyrs

18 November 2021 9:28 am

Throughout the Insulate Britain protests there was a suspicion that the group was deliberately trying to get its members behind…

Why COP26 flopped

17 November 2021 8:08 am

King coal is dead, long live king coal! That might be a fitting epitaph for COP26, which mercifully ended last…

The cynical brilliance of Boris Johnson's green conversion

12 November 2021 12:18 am

Does Boris Johnson really believe, as he told COP26 a few days ago, we’re at ‘one minute to midnight’ on…

Is climate change scepticism growing in Japan?

10 November 2021 7:15 pm

Fumio Kishida, the newly-installed Japanese prime minister, could have been forgiven for giving COP26 a miss. The opening ceremony in…

Letters: Why net zero is impossible

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Carbon deceit Sir: At this week’s climate change conference, countries will be urged to follow the UK’s ‘lead’ in setting…

Net zero is a disastrous solution to a nonexistent problem

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Net zero is a disastrous solution to a nonexistent problem

The urgent case for net zero

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The urgent case for net zero

Are there more over-seventies or twenty-somethings behind the wheel?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Another minute Addressing COP26 in Glasgow, the Prime Minister claimed it was ‘one minute to midnight’ in the fight against…

The flaw in Britain’s net-zero plan

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The COP26 summit is unlikely to be an outright flop. There has been no shortage of drama, with speakers seeming…

The perverse fantasies of Extinction Rebellion's founder

5 November 2021 6:49 am

If we don’t cut carbon emissions, your mother will be raped. This is the deranged prediction of Roger Hallam, the…

Where is the climate plan B?

4 November 2021 1:36 am

The COP26 summit is unlikely to be an outright flop. There has been no shortage of drama, with speakersseeming to…

I failed my country at COP

4 November 2021 1:10 am

I’m on my way to Glasgow for COP26. It’s the first time I have been abroad since before Covid. Conveniently…

India is going to keep polluting. They can thank China

4 November 2021 12:00 am

Mumbai India is the last major global polluter to set a date to go carbon neutral. In a surprise announcement…

Join: The Spectator's online COP26 summit

26 October 2021 3:15 am

The two-week COP26 climate change summit starts this weekend, with 100,000 expected on a protest march in Glasgow. And tomorrow, we…

Boris Johnson should trust the market to solve climate change

24 October 2021 12:10 pm

In a 368-page document published this week, the government announced its strategy to cut emissions to net zero by 2050…

The media has a climate change blind spot

22 October 2021 5:26 am

Are you someone who is delighted by the government’s eye-wateringly expensive commitment to deliver ‘net zero’ by 2035, or are…

It's no wonder young people have 'eco-anxiety'

8 October 2021 9:29 am

Is it any wonder that children and young adults are going down with ‘eco-anxiety’ , as claimed in an opinion…

Does Nicola Sturgeon care more about oil revenue or climate change?

12 September 2021 6:45 am

‘Now, as I’ve hopefully made clear throughout all of my remarks, the North Sea will continue to produce oil for…

The Church of England is missing a trick on climate change

9 September 2021 10:17 pm

Justin Welby urges us, echoing Deuteronomy, to ‘choose life’, so that our children may live. It is an apt use…

Was Hurricane Ida really caused by climate change?

1 September 2021 7:00 am

It’s climate change, innit? No sooner had Hurricane Ida smashed into the coast of Louisiana with winds of around 150…

Greta Thunberg is right

22 August 2021 7:45 am

I am not usually on the same page as Greta Thunberg but she is absolutely right when she accuses the…