Read a news report on an incident of coastal erosion and you’ll find the writer — and the featured scientist — blaming ‘climate change’. By which is meant climate change produced by human activities. No doubt that’s one cause. But there are other factors at work.
Brutalist architecture mostly leaves me cold or repulsed but I’ve always had a liking, verging on an affection, for the Barbican Estate, perhaps because I worked there for six years and got to know its vastness, its labyrinths, and its hidden byways. I’ve always thought that if there was one structure in London that would survive nuclear war or natural catastrophe it would be the Barbican.