What we learned this week

I’ve been away from the blog for three weeks, which is the longest I’ve put it down since I started. We’ve been visiting family, and took the kids to Ireland on the ferry. I’ve been thinking about other things, and reading a long and detailed biography of Harry Houdini at Rob Wringham‘s recommendation. By way of kicking things off again, here are a few things I might have written about over the last couple of weeks.

  • There were no reported cases of Polio in Africa last year, making it 99.9% eradicated. Getting that last 0.01% is proving a very long battle.
  • Last week marked Earth Overshoot Day, the day when we spend the natural resources that the earth can renew in a year, and start consuming the capital.

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