Climate emergency

Britain considers a target of zero net emissions by 2050 that would make it a world leader amid debate over whether technology can save the natural world and Extinction Rebellion’s calls for action. Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis

Climate change report shows how the UK can become a world leader in 30 years

Climate advice issued by the UK government would have been inconceivable a decade ago

Swedish teenager should push for the creation of a fund to back promising research

Climate change is worrying even the most determined optimists

US banks are way behind competitors in Japan and Europe on funding renewable energy

As climate change opens northern shipping lanes, Moscow is spending billions to dominate the region

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Basra’s residents suffer drought, poisoned water and pollution

Their demands for radical action should not be accepted uncritically

Carmaker has long-term promise, but some short-term challenges

Letter from Laurence Peterson, Brockton, MA, US

Letter from Andy Jefferson, London, UK