New research suggests that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world. The authors argue that where disasters like drought are prevalent, they can be the most important cause
You'll hear a lot of pieties about China this week. As George Osborne and Boris Johnson schlep from Shanghai to Shenzhen, they'll give the usual sales spiel about trade and investment and the global race.
Viewed through western eyes, the idea of striking oil conjures up cinematic images of geysers of crude gushing skywards and untold riches lining the pockets of lucky prospectors. Even in the world's richest
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen to a record high – again. For the past nine years the UN World Metereological Organisation has produced an annual greenhouse gas bulletin, with
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial
Risky behaviour – smoking, illegal drug use, excessive drinking, unhealthy eating and unsafe sex – is on the rise worldwide and poses a growing threat to health, particularly in poorer countries, according