News Houses next to the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire are flooded after the river burst its banks

Labour minister claims Environment Secretary has failed to protect UK's defences against storms

The Island President (PG)

A documentary study in integrity and its dangers.

Climate change: still think it’s a myth?

13 years after the Kyoto Summit, little progress has been made in reaching the political breakthrough needed.

CBI calls for state help on climate data

The Government must make climate-change predictions more business-friendly to help companies to plan ahead for environmental factors such as extreme weather, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) will say today.

Global warming cynicism rises in face of stronger evidence

A significant proportion of the population have become more sceptical about climate change and the link with man-made emissions of greenhouse gases despite the fact that the scientific evidence has become stronger.

Annual cost of climate change 'will be £190bn'

UN has underestimated financial burden of global warming, study finds

Fixing Climate, By Robert Kunzig & Wallace Broecker

Confused bystanders in the science wars over climate change often want to know just how the experts know. This absorbing but (be warned) controversial book tells one segment of that story supremely well.

John Rentoul: Anyone for the G17 next?

Ed Miliband, the Climate Change Secretary, in a post-G20 statement mentioned the forthcoming "Major Economies Forum". What? Another one?

Jerome Taylor: Live with the climate change protestors

As well as anti-globalisation protests, climate change campaigners are also out in force today. Our correspondent Jerome Taylor is with them

Paperbacks: The Book of Other People, Ed. Zadie Smith

Fund-raising anthologies can be strange beasts. Editing a collection of stories to raise money for the children's charity 836 NYC, Zadie Smith has called on 22 other authors, almost as hip and talented as herself, to contribute a story about "character".

Jim Knight: 'Climate change is real and happening now'

From a speech by the Minister for Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity to a meeting of EU Nature Directors in Aviemore, Scotland
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn