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How To Really Stop Flooding

The Prince of Wales's visit to the Somerset Levels has once more drawn attention to the dire circumstances faced by thousands of people because of floods. And as more extreme rain drenches the UK, calls for more flood defences and river dredging have predictably become louder. There is, however, another focus that has been hardly mentioned.

Consumerism, Red in Tooth and Claw

 Oxford Street, London. Outside the Primark store near Marble Arch are crowds of aggressive-looking shoppers. Some are wide-eyed and agitated. They clutch bulging bagsa of super-cheap clothing. Some invisible force appears to have gripped them. They are obsessed with shopping.

Hoping For The Best About Climate Change Just Isn't Good Enough

Following months of speculation, this week the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will set out the latest collective view from the world’s leading climatologists, atmospheric physicists and other experts about the extent of human impact on the Earth’s climate system. Most importantly it will set out possibilities about what might happen in future. That word “might” is key.

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