I attended the launch event for the “Climate Change: A Risk Assessment” report on the 13th July. This independent report was commissioned by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and involved collaborative research from scientists in the UK, the US, and China applying risk assessment principles used in finance and national security to better understand the risks of climate change.
In 2010 the BBC ran a radio series called A History of the World in 100 Objects[i]. Based on exhibits from the British Museum, the series stretched from pre-historic artefacts to a Russian revolutionary plate. Object 100 though was chosen to represent the future. Neil MacGregor the British art historian and Director of the British Museum decided that this object should be a solar powered lamp representing human ingenuity and the challenges that we face in the twenty-first century.