The price of salvation
Reversing the devastation of our planet will require a massive international effort and vast sums of money. But, as Lester R. Brown argues, it is not a question of whether we can afford it, but whether we can afford not to stump up.
Six steps to hell
By the end of this century, Earth could be hotter by 6 degrees centigrade than it is today, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Just how bad would that be? Mark Lynas sifted through thousands of scientific papers for some answers, by degrees.
Hot topic at the UN’s top table
There is no doubt that global warming is a critical threat to us all. Climate-change talks have reached the security council -- a sign that the big powers are beginning to see sense, argues Jonathan Freedland.
Tough choices for China
Calculating the economic effects of climate change is a difficult task, which has led to great disagreement among governments, business leaders and economists. In the light of this debate, Pan Jiahua considers China’s future on a warming planet.
A threat to old Beijing
Rising incomes and changing tastes are fuelling a property boom in China’s capital. As traditional courtyard houses are snapped up by the wealthy, writes Jonathan Watts, critics fear a loss of history, culture and community.