drought

Opinion: From drought to deluge

By the time you read this England will probably be experiencing flooding, but we are just coming out of a prolonged drought, the worst since 1976. I remember that summer well: the grass was brown, the reservoirs disappeared and thousands of people had to queue in the streets for standpipes and water trucks.

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A week in climate change, 10 August

Good news for bottled water suppliers: rainwater is no longer safe to drink anywhere on earth, research has revealed. According to H2O probers from the University of Stockholm, bad-for-you levels of ‘forever chemicals’ exist in the popular transparent liquid the…

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Roundup: A week in climate change

It’s a job to escape burgeoning theatres of cataclysmic peril at the mo, but good old climate change continues to jostle around the Top 3 of likely dooms. Of course, unlike, say, open warfare, which one can be choosy about…

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