Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

“It is maddening right now that when we have this cosmic challenge to our communities, with the entire West Coast of the United States on fire, to have a president to deny that these are not just wildfires, these are climate fires,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

The Climate Action 100+ group, representing 518 major investor organisations across the globe, has written to 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies to set 30 climate measures and targets against which they will be analysed in a report to be released early next year.

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

Now, I feel I must bear witness not only to the wonders I have seen, but to the devastation that has occurred in my lifetime – whole ecosystems destroyed, habitats swallowed up by farming and living space as populations grow, species all but wiped out. My testimony is a first-person narrative of how human growth […]

US wildfires: The desperate fight to save his family ends in tragedy

Half a million people in the state remained under evacuation alert. After four days of treacherously hot, windy weather, a glimmer of hope arrived with calmer winds blowing in from the ocean, helping firemen make headway against the blazes,

Be it on God, guns or Greta, social media offers neat solutions for our messy feelings

When we experience a background hum of unfocused emotion, be it anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, we unconsciously look for something to attach it to. Social media is brilliant at supplying us with issues to which attach our free-floating feelings. We often look for nice, preformed boxes into which we can dump our inchoate feelings, we […]

Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience

“i had read about OBE’s earlier though i have no practical experience with it. so i pictured my ‘astral’ legs lifting out, then my arms, then my torso. i felt no different. as i pictured my ‘astral’ head coming free i started feeling tingling all over my skin especially in my face. it was like ‘whoa!’ […]

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war

“I don’t think this is going to make it any easier or in real time bring us any closer to serious negotiations, but I would have argued that before the UAE-Israel deal,” said Miller, who is now at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research

It is into this context then that people now might find themselves reading an article online in the press, even reported by the most reputable media outlets, and then clicking a link that brings them to a newly published paper, or recently posted pre-print, and coming face-to-face with research data, potentially for the first time. However, […]

Frank Lampard: Summer signings lift Chelsea to new level

“Last year we spoke a lot about the transfer ban, and it was very relevant. To come fourth last year was a big achievement and it certainly felt that way with the competition around us. That’s done now, and now we are looking at whether we can get better, whether we can improve as a […]

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

The papers The Guardian leads with “No 10 faces showdown as Tory rebellion over Brexit bill grows” and the Times agrees that is the best story of the day with “Law chief leads Brexit rebellion”. Others stick to Covid-19 for their main stories with the Mirror saying “Final virus warning” and the Telegraph “GPs warned […]