On May 31st 1996 “The Arrival” is released. Charlie Sheen plays a scientist (no, really) who stumbles on an interplanetary conspiracy. Is it worth watching? Only for one amazing scene between him and his ex-boss, Ron Silver. But to tell you it would spoil it. Suffice to say, there’s a very convincing explanation of why we’ve done so little about carbon emissions. No, really.
Also on this day
1981 Barbara Ward dies
1994 Speech by R Oyela Estrada at Royal Geographical Society (see Agrawala article on AGGG) See “Frankenstein Syndrome” piece in New Scientist”)
2007 ‘Shergold Report’ released: The Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading releases the ‘Shergold Report’ which recommends Australia develop an emissions trading scheme.