Tagged: David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough at 90: the mesmerising storyteller of the natural world - Guest Work

Guest Author May 06, 2016

By Robert John Young, University of Salford Sir David Attenborough is 90 years old. As a child in the 1970s and 1980s his series were my most eagerly-awaited TV programmes. At school my friends and I discussed Life on Earth and The Trials of Life the way kids today discuss soap operas. We marvelled at the … Read More

Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life – Sin - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 19, 2012

Sex, Death and The Meaning of Life is a new series of TV documentaries fronted by Richard Dawkins. I welcome this – partly because Dawkins is an excellent communicator. But also because it’s about time some of the current ideas … Continue reading → … Read More

Yes, please try this at home! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 19, 2012

It’s amazing the confusion that accompanies climate change questions. That’s partly because it is a complex subject. So it’s not surprising that people can make glaring mistakes. Here’s one, though, that’s easy to get your head around by a simple … Continue reading → … Read More

’Good faith’ science — and its enemies - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 12, 2012

Book review: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines by Michael E. Mann Price: US$18.22; Kindle US$9.99; NZ$33.34 Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 023115254X ISBN-13: 978-0231152549 Most … Continue reading → … Read More