April 25th, 2016 | by
Maarten | published in FOCUS, wetenschap | Comments Off on Change: it’s here
I am impressed.
I am impressed by the sheer scale of changes happening in our living environments. And I am impressed by the skill with which Gaia Vince made these these vast and mind-bending changes comprehensible and human-sized.
January 1st, 2016 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Mark Maslin, Global Warming
This Very Short Introduction is an up-to-date and readable book about the predicted impacts of global warming and the surprises that could be in store for us in the near future.
December 25th, 2015 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Gaia Vince, Adventures in the Anthropocene
We are entering a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene, or Age of Man. Gaia Vince travelled the world to understand what this new age will mean for us, and future generations.
December 24th, 2015 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Naomi Klein, No Time
Een beter milieu begint niet uitsluitend bij jezelf — in een wereld die draait om kapitalisme moeten eerst de achterliggende sociale, economische en politieke ideologieën veranderen voordat we de natuur kunnen redden.
October 13th, 2015 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress
Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to civilisations which fell victim to their own success: from Easter Island’s monolithic wilderness to the perpetual silence of the Mayan ruins and ultimately to today’s melting ice caps and growing ozone hole, the cycle has continually repeated itself across the years.
August 4th, 2014 | by
Maarten | published in FOCUS, wetenschap | Comments Off on The carbon footprint of everything
Those of us who do want to lower their own impact, should first of all acquire a carbon instinct, a good grasp of the kinds of numbers we’re talking about when we want to say something like “Eating meat causes ‘lots of’ greenhouse gas emissions.” This book is intended to help us build such an instinct: it’s filled with information about the greenhouse gas emissions associated with all kinds of things, from foodstuffs to books, emails, modes of transport, and more.
March 3rd, 2014 | by
Maarten | published in English texts, FOCUS, wetenschap | 1 Comment »
Recently I’ve been tempted to introduce a tag called “doom thinking”, and label quite a few of my books with it. Here’s why I didn’t.
July 27th, 2013 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Mark Lynas, Six Degrees
Entire nations are uninhabitable. Entire populations have been wiped out. Arid land cracks and peels in some areas of the globe. In others, deluges of flood water ravage the earth. Welcome to a world six degrees warmer. Welcome to our future.
In this explosive book Mark Lynas investigates scientists’ claims that the next century will see global temperatures rise between one and six degrees, with devastating results. As the temperature creeps up degree by degree, chapter by chapter, Lynas takes us through these six stages of global warming and issues a global warning: act now, or risk mass extinction.
Truly vital reading, Six Degrees shows us a way to forge a new world before it’s too late.
February 28th, 2013 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Mike Berners-Lee, How Bad Are Bananas?
We all want to do the right thing for the planet, but what’s the real impact of each of the things we do and buy? Packed full of information yet always entertaining, How Bad Are Bananas? comes up with the answers we need and provides plenty of revelations.