In this season of reflection and hope for the future, I bring you some news from the Independent:
“Nasa has found a new planet outside Earth’s solar system that is eerily similar in important aspects. Scientists say the temperature on the surface of the planet is around 22 Celsius. Its star could almost be a twin of Earth’s sun. It probably has water and land. It was found in the middle of the habitable zone, making it the best potential target for life.”
The question is: what do you think would be its greatest benefit to homo sapiens? Somewhere to send his population overspill? A place for a new green civilisation? A nature reserve? Or an 18 million-hole golf course?
Finally, and here’s the big one: what would you call it?