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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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