He and Elin met online, on the message thread of a blog about African Corruption Statistics. She was so damned insistent, so sure of her points, and ready to back them up with hard data, he was blown away - even if she didn't quite agree with his analysis of trade flows into Kampala. Data is what most people in the field lack and have no respect for. He's come from a statistical background and never allows debates to spiral out of control without falling back on the harder metrics. That was eight months ago. It was a gradual development, only eventually moving to Facebook and then, a week ago, email. With approximately one generation left to stabilise emissions and rectify social inequalities, Chris is often not sure if a relationship is really what he's after.