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15 Habitable Earth
There’s still time to stop irrevocable damage to the ecosystem on which human life depends. But not much. Hazel Healy explores what it would take.
22 How do we get to zero-carbon emissions?
A graphic blueprint that models radical CO2 reductions to 2050. By Information is Beautiful.
24 ‘Real education happens outside the classroom’ Samoan climate activist Brianna Fruean in conversation with Anna Taylor from the UK school strikes movement.
27 World in motion
Danny Chivers profiles movements fighting to keep fossil fuels in the ground, from Argentina to Japan.
30 Footsteps disappear
Personal carbon-cutting makes a difference – as long as you talk about it, says Mike Berners Lee.
32 First-class lifeboats
Tom Whyman introduces the super-rich ‘preppers’ who think they can escape the climate apocalypse.
33 Life after coal
Sam Adler Bell explores what a just transition might look like for fossil fuel workers, based on the experiences of US coalminers in Appalachia.
Stories making the news 8 The forgotten US war in Somalia
Plus: Borderlines 9 Introducing: Nayib Bukele 9 Myanmar’s betel nut addiction
Plus: Seriously? 10 Scottish sex workers organize 10 Diverse dolls in Brazil
Plus: Sign of the Times 10 Europe legitimizing forest theft in Vietnam 12 Egypt’s Arab winter
Plus: Open Window 13 Haitians ask: where’s the money?
Plus: Reasons to be Cheerful
Plus: Why I…
7 Letter from Dhaka
What is required to be an authentic person? Parsa Sanjana Sajid ponders the answer from the bright lights of a photo studio.
38 Country Profile: Eritrea
40 Cartoon History
The story of Digna Ochoa, the Mexican human rights lawyer who was killed in 2001, as told by ILYA .
44 The Debate
This issue’s dilemma asks whether or not it’s time to quit social media. Michael Harris and Charlotte Lydia Riley share their opposing views.
52 The Interview
Behrouz Boochani talks to Husna Rizvi about life on Manus Island, writing a book via WhatsApp and Australia’s ‘new kind of fascism’.
55 Southern Exposure
Afghan photographer Rahmat Alizadah captures a striking pose – two athletes setting aside stigma through kung fu.
72 Hall of Infamy
Thailand’s Chakri Dynasty – the beloved aristocrats complicit in military rule – is put under the spotlight.