We perhaps need to revisit the concept known as Sustainable Development. First formalized in Our Common Future, the report from the World Commission on Environment and Development (or Brundtland Commission), published in 1987, the concept of sustainable development has underpinned… Read More »Sustainable Development — Is It a Myth, or Something More Like Linus’s Blanket?
I began to draft this book in 2016, not 2021, but the world was not so different. Why would I write a book about an ecosystem that is fast disassembling and is unlikely to endure, in any form that is… Read More »Why Did I Write a New Book on Coral Reefs in 2021?
We environmental scientists are regularly encouraged to be positive and avoid all the doom and gloom in our messaging about global climate change and the environmental crisis more generally. Constantly harping at people about the many possible forms of doom… Read More »Can Environmental Scientists Be Too Positive About The Future?