Do we really need a recurrent disaster with immense human death toll to acknowledge the ecosystem goods and services of mangrove forests and protect them ?
It's now urgent to protect water and soil ressources. The action we take at personnal level are insufficient but absolutely necessary.
We should all act now and together
I conduct research on the impacts climate change has on ecosystems, also in conjunction with other global changes – such as biodiversity loss. When I’m at conferences, it is easy (...)
It takes millions of years for new species to evolve; fast extinction due to global warm will give animals and plants no time to adapt. We need to act now!
My main concern is with my area of expertise. Climate change is a concern, not so much because it will be warmer in Belgium, but because it will be an additional destabilizing (...)
Although the Anthropocene and climate change are widely known as scientific issues, they are also significant cultural problems. In literary criticism and ecocriticism, the main (...)
As a literary scholar who studies climate change fiction, I believe that focusing on individual lifestyle choices risks distracting from the policy debates we should be having.
Global threats require global, political actions. Individual actions are also important to support political initiatives. Adapting to change provides freedom, joy and awareness.
Besides an ecological problem, I see climate change also as a (gigantic) social question.