Environment

The government’s net zero strategy doesn’t add up

23 October 2021 9:00 am

The commitment to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 is the most expensive government proposal in modern history. Yet it…

Letters: How to feed the world

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Doom and gloom Sir: The depressing article by Tom Woodman (‘You must be kidding’, 16 October) confirms my growing fears…

How the Tories have fuelled Britain’s energy crisis

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Britain is caught in an energy crisis of the government’s own making. It is true that gas prices have spiked…

Meet Extinction Rebellion's latest offshoot

14 September 2021 8:26 am

What have environmentalists got against commuters? Not for the first time a group of bedraggled climate nuts have taken their…

Is the world we value falling apart?

4 September 2021 9:00 am

From time to time, people get worried and ask one another: ‘Is the world falling apart?’ I imagine this is…

Revealed: the BBC guide for covering climate change

10 August 2021 7:48 am

Climate change is once again dominating the news agenda. A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that even if…

The danger of Boris Johnson’s eco-obsession

1 August 2021 6:59 am

It is a notable feather in Nigel Farage’s cap that his new evening show on GB News has already become…

The fraudulent business of recycling

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The fraudulent business of recycling

Letters: The veiled elitism of social mobility

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Levelling up Sir: In making the case for social mobility, Lee Cain unwittingly endorses the classism he hopes to fight…

Letters: The true cost of the green dream

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Zero possibility Sir: Katy Balls is right to conclude that the government is ‘not being upfront’ on the bill for…

The green games: the Prime Minister’s big plan to rebrand Britain

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s Olympic ambitions for the COP26 summit

Britain’s battle to prevent ‘green protectionism’

20 February 2021 3:45 am

The UK’s commitment to get to net zero by 2050 is going to require some difficult political choices. But it…

The elitism lurking at the heart of the green movement

10 February 2021 11:32 pm

There’s a movement in the UK that is trying to block the building of essential new council housing. It is…

Carrie Symonds and the cult of rewilding

6 February 2021 6:01 pm

Carrie Symonds is to join the Aspinall Foundation as its new head of communications, in a move very much on-brand…

showers

Donald Trump has made showers great again

21 December 2020 12:28 am

President Donald Trump is the best. I already thought he was great, but I became even more convinced of his…

Boris's green industrial revolution is doomed to fail

21 November 2020 8:48 pm

Boris Johnson’s ‘green industrial revolution’, which was announced this week, looks doomed from the outset. From our heating to how we…

Denial is not a strategy, Prime Minister

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The psychodrama in No. 10 is badly timed. The government has used emergency powers to ban meetings, church services and…

great reset

What is the Great Reset?

18 November 2020 4:14 am

The phrase has shot throughout the fringes of Right-Wing Twitter like a virus through a karaoke bar. According to Pauline…

trumpist agenda

The Trumpist agenda going forward

12 November 2020 5:25 am

While Donald Trump appears to have lost the 2020 presidential election, Trump’s agenda of populism focused on the working class…

The ancients knew the value of the natural world

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The ancients knew nothing about global warming, but they still reflected on the relationship between man and nature. In the…

biden

Who’s excited about a Biden presidency?

7 November 2020 1:17 am

‘You all…declare me dead. Guess what? I ain’t dead. I’m not going to die.’ That was Joe Biden back in…

fracking

Why fracking matters

20 October 2020 6:42 am

Sigmund Freud famously noted that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. In the case of fracking, even Freud would…

How to stop trawling from trashing the North Sea

10 October 2020 9:00 am

How to stop trawlers from trashing the North Sea

california fires

California burning

30 August 2020 1:46 am

Oakland The air in Northern California was thick and yellow in November 2018. The hills were wrapped not in salty…

Extinction Rebellion's plan for eco-oligarchy

30 August 2020 1:02 am

It is very rare (although not unprecedented) for law breakers to attempt to be law makers. But Extinction Rebellion is…