As we watch the climate shift before our eyes, this weekend we focus on the awesomeness of nature and how it humbles us. Travel writer Mark Stratton brings us to a live erupting volcano in La Palma, where “the lava flows like honey on a plate”. Columnist Nilanjana Roy introduces us to the prescient books that warned us of a climate crisis 50 years ago. Plus, 1970s interior design is back, baby! Subeditor Cherish Rufus defines the aesthetic, and defends its revival.

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—Mark Stratton on volcano tourism: 

—Nilanjana Roy on what 1971 climate writing can teach us today:

—Cherish Rufus on 1970s design: 

—The Love Your Mother poster: 

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