This article by Paul Nieuwenhuis, Cardiff University was originally published on The Conversation. Since the industrial revolution, humans have been driving towards ever greater efficiency. In fact, efficiency – making the best possible use of the resources at hand – has become the core concept of how we run the world. On the face of […]
Biodiversity and green infrastructure
The future of the planet is in our hands. Global biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016 shows the scale of the challenge – and what we can do about it.
In the Summer of 1995, a blistering heat wave settled over Chicago for three days. It killed 739 people, making it one of the most unexpectedly lethal disasters in modern American history. No statistical models of the heat wave predicted such a high death toll. Researchers in the American Journal of Public Health reported that […]