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.
The outcome of the G20 reinforced fears that the US and China will not reach agreement on climate change this year. Maybe it’s time for campaigners to downgrade the Copenhagen summit, however unpalatable.
Setting the final scene of Slumdog Millionaire in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus unwittingly links the film with the recent terrorism outrage. Can the “war on terror” hope to end as happily as the film?