Defining The Decade

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01A Googling We Go *20091215

The impact of the internet - dreamt up by visionaries and embraced by commerce.

Edward Stourton tries to make sense of a decade in which history has been put on fast forward.

There has been a revolution in the way we communicate, widespread alarm about the planet's very survival and a challenge to the world order.

What does it mean for the way we live as we head into 2010?

The impact of the internet - dreamt up by visionaries, embraced by commerce and full of (not always welcome) surprises.

02The Heat Is On20091222

How have world leaders' attitude to global warming changed since the year 2000?

Edward Stourton tries to make sense of a decade in which history has been put on fast forward.

There has been a revolution in the way we communicate, widespread alarm about the planet's very survival and a challenge to the world order.

What does it mean for the way we live as we head into 2010?

Back in the year 2000 the world's leaders didn't seem to be troubled by the notion of global warming, so what has changed?

03 LASTMission Accomplished *20091229

The decade began with total US dominance and ended with a challenge from the rise of China

Edward Stourton tries to make sense of a decade in which history has been put on fast forward.

There has been a revolution in the way we communicate, widespread alarm about the planet's very survival and a challenge to the world order.

What does it mean for the way we live as we head into 2010?

A decade which began with untrammelled American power and ended with America's reputation damaged and its dominance challenged by the rise of China.