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  • LIFESTYLE

    Let England shake

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 02/12/2018

    » "And especially, from every shire's end of England/ The holy blissful martyr for to seek/ That them had helpened when that they were weak." So begins Merrie Land, the second LP by The Good, The Bad & The Queen, a supergroup made up of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, guitarist Simon Tong from The Verve, bassist Paul Simonon from The Clash and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. Titled Introduction, the album's brief opener is based on an excerpt from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales -- the perfect premise for a record concerned with the uncertain future of a post-Brexit UK.

  • OPINION

    It's a dry argument

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/09/2018

    » A Bangkok Post report on Sept 12 says the truck that overturned was carrying 120 tonnes of beer. Nope, nope, nope!

  • OPINION

    Land of the unfree

    News, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Re: "Time to lift rights bans", (Editorial, Sept 17).

  • BUSINESS

    A safercyber world

    Asia focus, Published on 03/09/2018

    » E-commerce and other digital services are becoming a part of mainstream life in Southeast Asia, part of a transformation that is driving strong economic growth. But the advances are not universal and the system is still not nearly as secure as it should be.

  • OPINION

    A realistic vision for resolving the climate crisis

    Oped, Published on 07/11/2018

    » According to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's main scientific authority on global warming, keeping global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is a feasible goal. The IPCC's stance represents a move in the direction of the kind of "radical realism" that many civil-society actors have long advocated.

  • NEWS

    City 'struggling to stay afloat'

    News, AFP, Published on 03/09/2018

    » As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.

  • LEARNING

    Climate science opportunity: Use it or lose it?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 26/06/2012

    » The impact of floods, droughts & climate change on Thailand has been great. If approved quickly, a US joint study could provide valuable information to Thailand.

  • NEWS

    US quits climate pact

    Associated Press, Published on 02/06/2017

    » WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Thursday (Friday morning Thailand time) that he has withdrawn the US from the Paris global climate pact.

  • TRAVEL

    Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn builds bridges over Venice

    Life, Published on 08/05/2019

    » Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn created a splash on the sidelines of the Venice Biennale contemporary art fair two years ago with a gigantic sculpture of a child's hands reaching out of the Grand Canal, calling attention to climate change that threatens, among other things, to sink the lagoon city.

  • BUSINESS

    Year of turbulence

    Asia focus, Published on 31/12/2018

    » Two unpredictable men with weird haircuts and access to nuclear weapons had a friendly chat in Singapore -- and that was just one of the many noteworthy stories of 2018. Elsewhere in Asia, we witnessed some surprising political developments (Malaysia) and not-so-surprising ones (Cambodia), along with what seemed to be a disturbingly high number of natural disasters. Many see the latter as a manifestation of the growing impact of climate change, and it's a debate that is bound to intensify in the year ahead. Below, Asia Focus looks back on the eventful year now ending.

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