This will be my last post before the festive season. So until 2010, I heartily recommend that you catch the latest episode of Horizon. Now, I’m not normally a fan of the series – they have a habit of turning science into relentless melodrama (see their episode about Gamma Ray Bursts to see what I mean – John Shrapnel’s narration only heightens the sense of dizzying hysteria they attempted to evoke). However, their latest effort rents its credibility from the highest source – the legend that is David Attenborough. David talks about the problems of human population. We’re fast approaching 7 billion on the planet – how many more can we handle? The program is a balanced, yet still jaw-dropping account of how far we are living outside our means.
Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!