“Open the pod bay doors, HAL”

Sad news, though not unexpected I guess.

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The end is nigh – unless we do something about it

This weekend we went away and hired a small cottage on a working farm. My family needed a break from the normal routine of dealing with my wifes cancer. It was great – miles from anywhere, nice friendly farmer and his family, lovely comfortable cottage, and nothing else. My kids played with the farmers daughters, helped to muck out the cows, fed the lambs, searched for the free-range eggs, and rode horses.

My wife and I chilled out and ignored the world. And I did what I always do when I’m on holiday, and demolished a new book.

Except in this case it was the most terrifying book I have ever read. This is the ultimate horror story. Because it’s talking about the future that we’re bringing down on ourselves. I urge you to go grab a copy, and read it. It’s packed with scientific evidence, and quotations from scientific papers, but presented in the most readable fashion you could ever want. You owe it to your children, and their children.

“Six Degrees”, by Mark Lynas. ISBN 978-0-00-720905-7