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What would a zero-carbon world look like? And how can we get there? In the run-up to the crucial Cancún climate talks, in the wake of ever-increasing evidence that global warming is starting to bite, and in the face of a worrying increase in public denial that the crisis is even happening, this question has never been more pressing.

December 2010, Issue 438

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Powering up to zero
Can we make the transition to a fossil-free future? Jess Worth meets the people who say we can.
In search of Utopia
Communities across Europe are already living the alternatives, discover Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan.
Cutting the carbs
Danny Chivers sets out eight steps to a fossil-free future.
Back to the future
What will it be like to live in a zero carbon world? George Marshall encourages us to look to the past to find out.
Interview with John Pilger
Why do so many journalists beat the drums of war and peddle propaganda?
Web exclusive: Suharto's bloodiest secrets
The appearance of IndoLeaks - a Wikileaks copycat site - has led to speculation that documents may emerge to throw light some of the darkest periods of Indonesia’s history. Stefan Simanowitz reports.
Should nation-states open their borders to refugees and migrants?
Two experts debate immigration, then our readers weigh in with their comments
Indonesia's Abu Ghraib
West Papuan freedom struggle gathers momentum.
Bhopal disaster
Water contamination causes further tragedy for survivors.
Belarus elections
Voters face a Hobson's choice.
Press crackdown
South Africans protest.
Where is the real cinema?
Malcolm Lewis finds quality beyond Disney and exotic settings…
Book review
The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism by Paul Cliteur. Reviewed by Peter Whittaker.
Plus...
music from Tibetan monks; a new novel from Leila Aboulela; a dying boy's quest for sex; and Julian Schnabel's Miral.
Putting fair trade into the fir trade
Read this before you buy your Christmas tree!
Plus...
A site for sore eyes: Anna Weston on worker-friendly green spaces. And a new campaign urges you to face your food.
Don't just sit there!
Get in on the action with our listings for events this month. Plus a round-up of campaign news.
Letters
Nestlé, Arundhati Roy, democracy and cats. Plus Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone.
Country Profile: Kenya
Thanks to Barack Obama and a piece of mobile technology, Kenya’s reputation is now based on more than just safari parks, as Geoffrey Kamadi explains.
Essay: The passion of Paul
The reputation of Paul Goodman, 1960s US sociologist and activist, is enjoying a welcome revival, says Horatio Morpurgo.
Letter from Cairo
Maria Golia gets a glimpse of Egypt's heart.
Puzzle page
Mark Engler
Moving on up - the big money takeover of America.
Southern Exposure
Painting as protest by Iranian Mahsa Rabhari.
Applause: Fairer than fair
Just Change India is a tea trade initiative that rights economic wrongs.
Cartoon corner
Big Bad World, Only Planet and guest cartoonist Sherif Arafa from Egypt.
Anna Chen
A glutton for everything... except punishment.
And finally...
Jesse Jackson on regrets, rejoicing and racism.