And that's precisely what I've done today. It's nice to feel a little more informed, even if I forget everything I've read by the end of the day. So I thought I'd do a little bit of a different post today, and give you an subjective daily round-up of what articles I've enjoyed reading today.
There's no question that being well-informed comes at a price. I have terrible morbid fascination, though - if I see a scary headline I'll read it then regret it for the rest of the day. And this is what happened with this article, so stop reading now if you have the willpower.
This article reports that carbon dioxide levels have reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, which apparently is really bad. It indicates a great big failure in politics, the article says - apparently 400 ppm is 'a figure that belongs to a different era.'
...because Saturdays wouldn't feel right without Oliver Burkeman.
This is just the best news ever (for fans of The Office, probably mediocre at best for those who aren't). The article says that David Brent will return in the form of a monthly YouTube videos titled Learn Guitar With David Brent. I'll definitely be investing in a guitar.
I've never read any of Dan Brown's work, and now I've read this I never will. Great article!
I'm definitely not the only sucker for cute photos of animals on the internet - especially when it involves different species being best friends!