The Ecological Citizen is pleased to pre publish William Laurance’s new article on mega infrastructure projects titled “The thin green line: Scientists must do more to limit the toll of burgeoning infrastructure on nature and society” <https://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/#thingreenline>
“The global explosion of built infrastructure is arguably the most urgent environmental threat today. . . This tsunami of infrastructure has many contributing factors, including human overpopulation and the short-term thinking that arises from consumptive growth-oriented economies. The consequences will be many, from massive loss and degradation of wildlife habitat to increasing pressures on the global climate, and they will reverberate across nearly every sector of society.”
“We know enough now to identify broad categories of projects whose rewards can be swamped by their risks.”
“In the many arenas where infrastructure projects are debated, experts ready to grapple with realworld challenges could play a pivotally important role.”
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Read it here: https://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/#thingreenline