today’s extreme weather will seem sedate in the future

Guardian ForestFire 1500 crop

THE GUARDIAN IS NOT A SUPERHERO. At least not this Guardian. Nor is it a movie about a se­date blind priest sit­ting at his open window, pro­tecting our world from the gates of Hell. This Guardian is a British daily news­paper, founded in 1821 as The Man­chester Guardian. Today, the pa­per’s read­er­ship is gen­er­ally on the main­stream left of British po­lit­ical opinion. READ MORE

the wicked witch of the east has returned to oz

Australia fire Hillville 1500

AUSTRALIA TODAY IS GROUND ZERO for the cli­mate cat­a­strophe. Its glo­rious Great Bar­rier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely van­ished, nu­merous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast con­ti­nent is burning on a scale never be­fore seen. READ MORE