Environmentalism

Oodles of fun – but unfair on climate sceptics: Kill Climate Deniers reviewed

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Kill Climate Deniers is a provocative satire by Australian theatre-activist David Finnigan. The title sounds misanthropic and faintly deranged but…

The new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker is a delight – but the script isn’t

13 October 2018 9:00 am

You won’t be aware of this because the BBC has been keeping it very quiet. But the new Doctor Who…

From left to right: embroidered linen jacket, 1620s; pine marten fur hat, Caroline Reboux, 1895; man’s silk waistcoat embroidered in silk with a pattern of macaque monkeys, 1780–89

This V&A show, about fashion’s fascination with the natural world, will seduce and appal

21 April 2018 9:00 am

One of the prettiest pieces in the V&A exhibition Fashioned from Nature is a man’s cream waistcoat, silk and linen,…

The slow death of environmentalism

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Would you describe yourself as an ‘environmentalist’? I would, mainly to annoy greenies, but also because it’s true. If your…

I offered Zac Goldsmith £50 to stay 20 feet away from me

17 October 2015 9:00 am

I once tried to bribe Zac Goldsmith with a £50 note, but he didn’t bite even back then. He was…

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

I write this half-naked, sucking on ice cubes, breaking off sentences to stick my head in the fridge. In the…

The Green party isn’t nearly tough enough on Ancient Greece

14 March 2015 9:00 am

The Green party’s manifesto appears to make saving the planet only a small element in its otherwise painfully unoriginal agenda.…

Calling the Green party socialist is an insult to socialists

31 January 2015 9:00 am

The Green party has been likened to a watermelon: green on the outside and red on the inside. But that…

The darkest secret about commuting: some of us enjoy it

29 November 2014 9:00 am

In the early days of Victorian railways, train journeys were (rightly) considered so dangerous that ticket offices sold life insurance…

Does Ukip believe in anything any more?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

I’m worried about Ukip. It’s possible that my concerns are entirely misplaced but let me give you some examples of…

Tim Rice’s diary: From Eternity to here

8 March 2014 9:00 am

Last October, in these very pages, I wrote with what is now annoying prescience, ‘Like almost everyone else in the…

Spectator letters: Wind and bias, and the Scots at war

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Caution over wind Sir: While the broadcast media have assailed their audiences with simplistic yet blanket coverage of the floods…

The Environment Agency cares more about wildlife than people

22 February 2014 9:00 am

What do voles, beetles, mussels, trout and the golden plover have in common? Believe it or not, they have all…

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

It might not be something you want to mention in the Half Moon Inn in Balcombe, or around any of…

The martyrdom of Mark Steyn

15 February 2014 9:00 am

When I first read, many months ago, that the notorious US climate scientist Michael Mann was suing the notorious right-wing…

How the MPs' expenses scandal proved the wisdom of Alain de Botton

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Whenever I’m tempted to pretend to be nicer so that fewer people hate me, I remember my old friend Alain…

Why we should let Faroe islanders hunt whales

1 February 2014 9:00 am

In Tórshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands, I met a man who first helped his father kill a whale with…

Agitprop for toddlers: the oddly strident politics of CBeebies

25 January 2014 9:00 am

I think I might be a bad parent; whenever my wife is out, I plonk our two-year-old daughter in front…

Why climate change is good for the world

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of…