19 May 2008

The end of the world

When I was young and impressionable, my English class studied John Wyndham's The Chrysalids. It made an indelible impression on me, particularly the revelation that New Zealand is the safe haven at the end of the world. Nice to know I won't have far to travel when it all hits the proverbial.

Which is why I found this BBC World Service podcast so interesting:

DocArchive: Escape to New Zealand

Environmental refugees seek a home somewhere in the planet where the predicted global changes can, perhaps, be weathered.

You can all stay at my place. I'll put a tent up in the back yard.

Back when I was studying Wyndham my world was rocked by this sort of thing

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