Figures on global 2019 climate have come in and global warming does not seem to slow down. Many new records were set, like that on ocean water temperatures. That 2019 is not the hottest year on record is only due to a very slight El Niño effect in 2019 (as opposed to the hottest year
The report The better job (in Dutch) by the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is ground-breaking. For the first time in forty (!) years, there is attention for job quality in Dutch politics. A subject that had been reduced to the point of oblivion by economic crises and neoliberal policies. Jobs, jobs, jobs
Reading the book Naturally! Of course. How nature always keeps surprising us (in Dutch) by Alle Bruggink and Diederik van der Hoeven was a great pleasure to me. Even stronger, I studied it with great interest. Almost all subjects have my active interest, and they have done so for years already. A personally coloured book
By the end of last year, Dutch Rathenau Institute produced a thought-provoking report on the energy transition (in Dutch). We need artificial intelligence, sensors and other data applications in the energy transition, according to the report. Because we need to switch from a top-down electricity grid to a grid that will primarily be fed from
Resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem; and yet, the development of new antibiotics stagnates. Why? Don’t we need new antibiotics, on second thoughts? Or does industry judge that new developments will not earn them enough money? New antibiotics from nature Recently, we ran an article on the avoidance of resistance by leaf-cutting ants in
The Conversation, that invaluable source of balanced information, ran an article on carbon storage in the soil. Potentially, one of our main instruments for controlling the rise of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. But present developments point the other way: carbon emissions and soil depletion, at a pace that might even harm the world’s agricultural
Antibiotics resistance of harmful organisms becomes a major problem – in agriculture, in human and veterinary medicine. Scientists now try to come up with new methods. They think that CRISPR (discovered less than 10 years ago) might be a solution. Scientists don’t often highlight it, but resistance of harmful organisms to our drugs is becoming
Catching up on the news after helping my son with a report for school has spurred the idea for my next imaginary project: Miles Davos. It's a cover band dedicated to #SDGs, #sustainability, flugelhorns, and featuring smooth #jazz fusion.
@p_hannam@GreatLakesPeck#Sarcasm Alert! >
just ask a Fossil-Fool lobbyist for a 'Solution'.
(((( ...but What About when the Wind doesn't blow, and the Sun doesn't shine........................." ))))
passing Gas! & "underwritten by Australian taxpayers"
#renewable & #sustainable ?