A man stands on a stranded car on a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on July 22. More than 290 have died as a result of the unprecedented flash floods. Scientists warn that more such extreme weather can be expected. Photo: Reuters
A man stands on a stranded car on a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on July 22. More than 290 have died as a result of the unprecedented flash floods. Scientists warn that more such extreme weather can be expected. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

‘Code red’ climate emergency: alarming complacency endures over tackling the crisis

  • With fewer than 100 days until the UN climate summit, there is still a shocking disconnect between the urgent action needed to keep us from catastrophe and the middle-class ignorance of the problem at hand

A man stands on a stranded car on a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on July 22. More than 290 have died as a result of the unprecedented flash floods. Scientists warn that more such extreme weather can be expected. Photo: Reuters
A man stands on a stranded car on a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on July 22. More than 290 have died as a result of the unprecedented flash floods. Scientists warn that more such extreme weather can be expected. Photo: Reuters
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