Image of the day

Kiyoshi Kurokawa of the Health and Global Policy Institute in Japan delivered a lively keynote speech this morning on the topic ‘Age of uncertainty: Have we become wiser?’

His wide-ranging talk, which tracked knowledge generation from the rise of the printing press to a world in which ‘Googling’ is a verb, took in the population explosion, globalisation and the role science can play in solving global challenges.

While he didn’t actually answer the question, he got a few laughs along the way, particularly for this picture showing humankind descending into obesity.

Are we getting wiser? (Credit: SciDev.Net/Nightingale)

Katherine Nightingale, South-East Asia news editor, SciDev.Net

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