Water Venus

Describing The Water

John Kennedy | Diagram Monkey | 24th September 2023

Climate scientist discusses the ways we literally describe water so as to improve our understanding of the planet, and also the figurative ways that becoming so immersed in such detail erodes the quality of debate on this subject. Just "laying out the situation in greater and more overwhelming detail" does little to enhance understanding. You may as well splash in a paddling pool (2,740 words)

Podcast: Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" (1485-86) | The Lonely Palette. Is this painting worthy of its fame and ubiquity? Should it be on every calendar and tea towel? An art critic investigates (35m 40s)

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