Welcome to the Future Imperfect, our first magazine for a new decade. This special issue of The Environment looks at what lies ahead for all of us, through the prism of climate change:

Charles Eisenstein, on how we talk about climate change

Postcard from 2070 - what the future holds for the UK water industry

Future cities: Paul Dobraszczyk on how we will adapt the urban landscape to cope with extreme weather

Interview: Liverpool metropolitan mayor Steve Rotheram on Merseyside's hydrogen dreams

Interview: Big Issue founder John Bird on paying it forward to future generations

Interview: Wales' future generations commissioner Sophie Howe on her fight for the future

Future politics: do more frequent storms pave the way for more controlling leaders, asks Nejat Anbarci

Future economics: beyond GDP - Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance makes the case for degrowth

Future China: sponge cities - why it will pay to restore the Yangtze's lost wetlands, by Cao Lei and Anthony David Fox

Future coasts: rising seas will expose hidden nasties, flooding coastal landfill sites, write James Blunt and Mark Stratton

Future policy: better housing is a thorn in the side for UK climate ambitions, writes CIWEM policy director Alastair Chisholm

Future CIWEM: by our chief executive Terry Fuller

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