Climate change is upon us. From devasting droughts in the USA, to unprecedented rainfall in the UK, and from record ice melt in Greenland to unseasonable severe storms, events in the real world are starting to look like a rather good fit with what scientists' climate change models said we should expect.
While the campaign to reduce climate-changing pollution continues, the question of what to do about unavoidable impacts requires answers. In this issue I look at some of the ways we might respond - and it's not all bad news. By planning well we can improve life, cut carbon and at the same time be in better shape to deal with droughts, heatwaves and floods.
Elsewhere in this issue, Alan Titchmarsh opens his gardening address book, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall reminds us that fish does not need to be served hot to be delicious and Alys Fowler advises on planting apple trees. We also investigate the future of solar power and meet a family who build their own energy-efficient home.
Tony Juniper : Editor-in-Chief
As consumers and companies become ever more concerned to change their lifestyle and business practises to minimise the environmental impact of what they do, GREEN, distributed in The Guardian, focuses on the environmental issues of today.