Why Geography Matters: A Brief Guide to the World

Travel writer and broadcaster, Nicholas Crane explores the one word that binds us all: geography. We are all geographers, human beings who care about the places we think of as 'home' - our habitat. And yet – Crane believes - we have lost touch with the connection between our actions and the state of the planet that we all share. On this finite globe, with its endangered habitat, sustained in dark space by a thin, life-giving atmosphere, we have reached a point in our collective geographical journey where knowledge is the best guarantor of the future. Crane proposes a new narrative that restores the connections between humanity and the Earth. With our contemporary fears of climate change, geopolitics, dwindling resources and increasing pollution, Crane, makes the case that never before has geography been so vitally important.

  Chaired by Richard Moss, BBC Political Editor for North East & Cumbria



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