Catastrophe, pollution, dirty subsidies, nature capitalism: another week in the climate crisis | Adam Morton

The chance of extreme events is increasing because emissions aren’t slowing down. The hard work to transform the economy has barely begun

You don’t have to be paying much attention to be aware that the climate and environmental crises are not slowing down.

The flooding in Pakistan is estimated to have submerged a third of the country’s habitable land, destroyed more than a million homes, crippled infrastructure, farms and clean water supplies and killed at least 1,200 people. Tens of millions have had their lives disrupted. The fallout will include food and housing shortages and rising disease.

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