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Ignore the elephant in the Itchen at our peril

How can Winchester City Council announce a flood defences scheme without mentioning climate change? It feels as though there’s an embargo on the phrase which is not good for policy-making or for the design of this important scheme.

The accent of motherhood is out of the box

Readings of The Republic of Motherhood by Liz Berry may offer fresh opportunities to reveal the emotional power of her Black Country dialect.

Climate change and art: just good friends

A Simon Armitage poem for the Winchester Poetry Festival prompts thoughts about climate change and art in its choice of subject – Antony Gormley’s Sound II

Climate and sanitation: partners in shame

It may seem far-fetched but success stories in changing sanitation behaviour in developing countries might offer insights for the difficult transition to low carbon lifestyles for the rich.

Deforestation: to be or not to be?

There are good grounds for pessimism on prospects for saving the rainforests. But the link with climate change creates new hope that two environmental calamities can be addressed together.

Curse of St.Swithun foils climate adaptation

Adapting to a warmer climate in the UK brings the promise of Mediterranean pleasures. Whilst poor countries will struggle with food production, we can look forward to consuming more of it outdoors.

UK climate projections betray Copenhagen agenda

The new UK climate projections published by the Met Office Hadley Centre are a valuable risk management tool for policymakers. But they also speak volumes about the global failure to protect poor countries from climate change.

Children’s rights mirror the global divide

Laws to protect children from sexual abuse in the UK are advanced and actively implemented. The absence of such laws in many developing countries is a major concern to human rights campaigners.

More substance to Nepal than Gurkha sideshow

The fall of Prachanda’s government has no direct connection with the controversial treatment of Gurkha veterans in the UK. But our domestic political dramas should not overshadow the significance of poverty reduction and stability in Nepal.

The decadence of chewing gum removal

In Costa Rica, municipal authorities compete with each other to plant the most trees. UK cities seem to be more concerned about removal of chewing gum from the pavements. Does this reflect cultural diversity or just muddled priorities?