The current biodiversity crisis is still underrepresented in the news. I recently started the "Hedgehogstreet" project in the city I live in.
Climate solutions should avoid problem shifting. Give education priority and highlight interconnections. Prices should reflect real costs. Lead by example.
The threat from climate change, if tackled now, offers the possibility for a real societal renaissance. Each of us can contribute as a enlightened customer and citizen/voter.
Every small step we take as individuals helps but a real transition will require collective action at all levels. Research can help.
As a researcher in biodiversity conservation, I am concerned with the impacts of an anthropogenic cocktail of pressures on the natural environment, including climate change.
I am Hendrik Wouters, researcher at Ghent University. I study the emergence of heat waves, drought and intense precipitation. I have participated in the latest climate report from (...)
What moves me the most is the definitive disappearance of species and the climate sceptic movements. I try to be an actor of change on a daily basis.
Huge biodiversity losses are taking place, caused by global warming and accelerated by massive deforestation.
Towards a more sustainable mobility and logistics system
Societal change, not climate change, requires political will. And this, in the end, requires pressure from citizen, at all levels of society.