Flash Gordon had 14 hours to save the earth. We have 12 years

This week the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made the most daring and most profound declaration in its history

11th October, 2018
IPCC report 'doesn't make easy reading'. Pic: Getty

Nothing. Absolutely nothing else that happened this week could have such profound importance for the 7.6 billion people living on the planet. Yet, a quick check on social media will show that the IPCC announcement is not trending and the story has already slipped below the radar.

There was nothing to pin it to the top of the page; no violence, no sex, no celebrity hashtags involved. Instead, it has been overwhelmed by the perception that...

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