Welcome to Hotel Chernobyl
Pollution Tourism is the next big thing for adventurous travelers, says tonight’s guest Andrew Blackwell. His book Visit Sunny Chernobyl is an account of his vacations in some of the world’s most damaged environments. From India’s most polluted city to the Pacific Ocean’s Great Garbage Patch (an area twice the size of France where marine currents accumulate the world’s discarded and degraded plastic rubbish) Andrew finds something mystifyingly beautiful in them all.
Decadent first-world voyeurism? Or love letter to our biosphere’s most degraded ecosystems? You decide in tonight’s spirited debate!
Presented by Peter Cox with Dave Bartram and featuring the radioactive Ali Gardiner in the chat room!
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Photo by Nicholas Lativy