The Latest: 31.2 | Climate

Medina Tenour Whiteman sings the praises of water; James Brooks joins the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations; Tawseef Khan worries about the plight of climate refugees; Muhammad Akbar Notezai witnesses the impact of climate change on Pakistani villages; Greenpeace illustrate plastic pollution; Gazala Khan can’t get India out of her mind; poems by Farid Bitar; and we list seven climate-denying wonders of the world.

It had been billed as ‘Rebellion Day’ by the organisers, a group called Extinction Rebellion that no-one I knew had heard of. Now, after blocking off roads in four major locations in London for over a week, racking up more than 1,000 arrests in the process, lots of people have heard of them.

An estimated 12.7 million tons of plastic – everything from bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.

When she was a young child, my mother, who is Belgian, developed a profound fascination with India and all things Indian.

It’s the fourth day of Ramadan in the month of May. It’s 10.30 in the morning and the temperature in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, is soaring at 27 °C.