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Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately

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A flooded home in Houston. ‘Major parts of the dominant global superpower have been decimated by two Katrina-dwarfing storms in less than a month.’ Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

The extreme weather of the past months is a game-changer: surely now the world is ready to talk about climate change as a civilisation-collapsing catastrophe

September 21, 2017 — In 1988, when the scientist James Hansen told a senate committee that it was “time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect Continue reading Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately

‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage

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A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence shows an aerial view of damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Cpl Timothy Jones/AFP/Getty Images

British Virgin Islands face threats from rats, raw sewage and reported looting as many wait to evacuate to Puerto Rico

September 11, 2017 — Small Caribbean islands smashed by Hurricane Irma are in a state of chaos and rising panic, with unknown numbers of dead and injured and many still missing or stranded almost a week after the storm ripped through the region. Continue reading ‘Not fit to live on’: Chaos grips Caribbean islands days after Irma’s rampage