Is Economic Growth Fuelling Climate Change?

FT data journalists Federica Cocco and John Burn-Murdoch look at the numbers behind George Monbiot’s argument that pressures for GDP growth of 3 per cent are in conflict with the drastic changes needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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Life After Climate Change

“In the flat where I stayed in Cape Town last month, the bathtub felt like a relic of a lost civilisation. It may never be used again. Beside it was a shower containing an egg timer. The two-minute wash has been standard here since the recent three-year drought. In the city’s public bathrooms, a dribble comes out of the tap. Posters everywhere warn against wasting water. This is what adapting to climate change looks like.” (FT Simon Kuper on life after climate change).