1. The world is a much better place to live in now than it was 10,20 or 100 years ago.
2. Scotland has adopted a ‘baby box’ scheme that has been running in Finland for over 30 years and provides new parents with essentials for a new born. Something that could be rolled out by EDCs or LIDCs?
3. Volcanic ash clouds have affected Europe more frequently than was previously thought.
4. Podcast time! This is a really interesting Radio 4 programme on global population and the demographic transition. Worth a listen for both year 12 and 13.