Guy Shrubsole

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The world’s dirtiest secret

Guy Shrubsole

A Foreign Office official recently told me the world’s dirtiest secret. Under his breath, he muttered to me: “I don’t think we’ve got a cat in hell’s chance of keeping the world under two degrees of global warming.” As politicians and diplomats gather in New York for the climate talks, more than a few of…

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How the politics of flooding is shifting

Guy Shrubsole

A week is a long time in politics, they say – so six months is clearly an absolute aeon. Six months have now elapsed since Britain suffered the wettest winter ever that saw 7800 homes flooded and thousands more evacuated from their homes. The latest figures suggest the floods have cost the country upwards of…