Arts and Entertainment A 37m-long Viking warship is coming to the British Museum

Huge wooden warship dubbed the Norse 'weapon of mass destruction' at the centre of new exhibition dispelling 'fluffy bunny' scholarship on Vikings

Trail of the Unexpected: Musical Copenhagen

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WIN! A weekend for two in Copenhagen

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Gordon Brown: Small number of countries held Copenhagen talks to ransom

Efforts to secure a legally-binding climate change deal failed last week because talks were "held to ransom" by a small number of countries, Gordon Brown said today.

Leading article: Copenhagen: our lost chance

Perhaps our expectations were too high. Yet we should be clear about what precisely was disappointing about the accord that was reached in Copenhagen yesterday, and what was worthwhile. We have known for some months that a legally binding treaty was most unlikely. The crushing disappointment was that the undertaking to sign such a treaty by the end of next year was dropped from the final document. What was achieved in Denmark was no more than the old standby of diplomacy: agreement in principle. That principle is important, of course. For the first time, all the nations of the world accept that climate change is a problem and that they must do something about it.

Johann Hari: The truths Copenhagen ignored

The politicians have chosen low taxes and oil money today over survival tomorrow

Mark Lynas's Copenhagen Notebook: 19/12/2009

*At the stage of the negotiations where it becomes a waiting game, even the senior officials, delegations and ministers have absolutely no idea what is going on.

Debatewise: If things don’t change, they’ll stay the same

We’ve finally reached the last day of the climate change conference in Copenhagen, and so far no agreement has been reached.

Copenhagen Sketch: At last, a ray of light amid the gloom – Arnie's in town

He's an action hero in movies and a climate action hero for the globe

Hilary Benn: We must lay down axes, pick up our shovels, and get tree-planting

Our ancient forests continue to fall at an alarming rate. Illegal logging and the international trade in illegal timber damage the environment, cost governments billions of dollars in lost revenue, encourage corruption, undermine the rule of law and fund armed conflict.

Copenhagen diary (11/12/09)

* George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire investor, wowed the conference yesterday with his bold proposals to provide up to $150bn to enable poor countries to use clean technology. All that is lacking, he said, is the "political will" to make it happen. Perhaps someone could suggest that Mr Soros lead the way himself? Come on George, it's for a good cause...

Copenhagen Diary: Missing mermaids, golf leaf and banned bottles

*Opening the summit, the Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen admitted that he had an apology to make: delegates had not received Little Mermaid statuettes in their delegates packs. Indeed, Rasmussen confirmed that a few cutbacks had been made on welcoming gifts. But the short-changed delegates were no doubt relieved to hear that the money had instead been put towards 11 scholarships for students studying climate change. Surely they would be better sending them on an IT security course?

Climate change naysayers

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Carbon Reduction: What does it mean for business?

From April 2010 British businesses will be legislated into the front lines of the country’s battle to reduce its carbon footprint.

Copenhagen: The alternative diary

5 December: "The Wave" march in London, from Grosvenor Square to the Houses of Parliament to urge UK to be a leader in Copenhagen

Leading article: There is still hope for real progress at Copenhagen

The US and China moved in the right direction on emissions this week
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