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In an essay last August, Bill Gates estimated that by 2060, global warming could be just as deadly as coronavirus, and by 2100 it could be five times as lethal. File photograph: Getty

If the Covid-19 pandemic is a dress rehearsal for the larger catastrophe on the horizon – the planet’s irreversible overheating – then it has exposed (...)

Climate will soon become the taken-for-granted context of all news reporting. File photograph: Getty

Why don’t media reports of extreme or unusual weather mention the role of climate change? This question has been asked, in increasingly scathing terms(...)

 A couple taking a photograph with their health books after getting vaccinated in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Villa Crespo in Argentina. Photograph: EPA/Demian Alday Estevez

Argentina’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is facing a “very critical situation” because of delays in receiving vital second doses of the Sputnik V va(...)

People walk on a flooded road on Tuesday after record downpours in Zhengzhou city in central China’s Henan province. Photograph: FeatureChina/EPA

Chen Shuying was sitting at home with her husband and their three-year-old grandson on Tuesday when water began to surge through the door. Within minu(...)

In Mihe, China, the downpour has dumped piles of fresh mud on the town, in a flat-bottomed valley with steep slopes of red dirt. Photograph: Keith Bradsher/The New York Times

Workers driving construction vehicles helped to rescue stranded residents and deliver food to those still trapped on Friday after days of torrential r(...)

Volvo, which is eyeing an IPO before the end of this year, said all its regions showed solid growth and improved market shares, with chargeable cars representing 25 per cent of total sales. Photograph: iStock

Volvo Cars reported a return to profit in the first half as demand for electric cars pushed earnings above pre-pandemic levels, putting the carmaker o(...)

Tourist diving in the Great Barrier Reef off Australian coast. Photograph:   William West/AFP via Getty

Australia has warned that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation risks damaging its own credibility if it follows through with a pro(...)

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Bitcoin steadied around $32,000 after a rebound stoked by comments from Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Cathie Wood on the future of the largest cryptocurr(...)

Hong Kong police stand  outside the Wanchai district court in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong police arrested five people on Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to publish “seditious material” with the intent of inciting public hatred(...)

People walk in the flooded road after record downpours in Zhengzhou city in central China’s Henan province on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from flood-hit regions of central China on Thursday as officials raised the death toll from heavy rai(...)

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