Aired: September 16, 2008 on BBC 2
Horizon asks some of the biggest names in science to have a quiet word with
the new president, be it Obama or McCain, in the Presidents Guide to
Science. The United States president is quite simply the most powerful man
on earth, but they often know little about science. That's a problem when
the decisions they make will affect every one of us, from nuclear
proliferation to climate change.
To help the new president get to grips with this intimidating responsibility
some of the world's leading scientists, from Dawkins to Watson, share some
crucial words of advice.