Overview article: land use for energy crops, solar and so on. Increasing land use conflicts with the needs of combating biodiversity loss, that requires large tracts of undisturbed land. No amount of eco-friendlyness will compensate enough to be on par with that.
Author Roxane van Iperen delivered this year’s Machiavelli Lecture (Dutch only) PDF via this link Core concepts: – Deceit and bending the truth are nothing new in politics, as Macchiavelli had shown. – The current situation exacerbates the outlook for strong democracy: globalisation undermines accountability of business, both financially and environmentally; the public domain has […]
Loss of the Amazon Rainforest, the West Antarctic ice sheet or melting of permafrost, once seen as hypothetical, seem to become more plausible each year. Global events such as these are seen as climate tipping points: irreversible changes that, in their turn, lead to irreversible exacerbation of climate change. The IPCC ‘s risk assessments for […]