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The PM’s chief science advisor reckons our obsession with celebrities is harming young people. Is he right?


Peter Gluckman, the Chief science advisor, has given the Prime Minister his judgment on Climate Change science and is about to deliver a report on P. This week The Herald has been focusing on a music royalty review and Russell is looking at the 2006 TV3 doco ‘Let Us Spray’ in this week’s Media 7. Russell Brown is chief blogger at

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A look at Climate Change targets and the Prime Minister’s science man, as well as the true source of happiness and green funerals. Vincent Heeringa is the editorial director at Idealog. Also find him on twitter.

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