SOS Symposium: suicide or survival? Diagnosing the State of the Earth

SOS Symposium: suicide or survival? Diagnosing the State of the Earth

the Netherlands - 11 April, 2018

Have humans begun to dig their own grave? Ecosystems vital to sustain life are depleted and altered, the climate is changing rapidly and the earth is increasingly signaling SOS in the form of rising temperatures – the planet has fever! At the SOS Symposium on 18 & 19 April 2018 in Museon, the Hague, scientists will share their views and insights of what is happening.

A thorough diagnosis of what is going on and a well-considered prognosis of where it is going to are essential to come to an effective therapy of patient Earth. Top scientists – the internists – will give their analysis of the situation now and in the future, so that the “surgeons”, those working in politics, policy, law, education, engineering, industry, agriculture and business, and we all as consumers, citizens, parents and students receive guidance on what to do in practice.

The symposium will give the contours of a roadmap to protect and restore the health of the planet, also from a security perspective to provide peace and stability for the long-term.

Rene Boot, Director of Tropenbos International, will analyze the state of the tropical rainforests “selvas”. He will give insights and explain the relationship between forests and climate change.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. 

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