[BERG] Global explosion of infrastructure

Hannah Buchanan-Smith h.m.buchanan-smith at stir.ac.uk
Fri Mar 13 17:14:30 GMT 2015

Some shocking facts about destruction but the good news is the fight back.

I have the article if anyone wishes a copy.

Best, Hannah

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From: Laurance, Bill <bill.laurance at jcu.edu.au<mailto:bill.laurance at jcu.edu.au>>
Date: 13 March 2015 at 10:15
Subject: Global explosion of infrastructure
To: "Laurance, Bill" <bill.laurance at jcu.edu.au<mailto:bill.laurance at jcu.edu.au>>

Dear colleagues,

I'd like to draw your attention to our article that has just appeared online in Current Biology—see attached.

This is being used as a springboard for a major effort by scores of eminent scientists and luminaries to lobby the leaders of the G20 nations to rethink their astonishing plans to more than double total global investment in roads, hydroelectric dams, power lines, gas lines, mining, fossil-fuel projects, and other major infrastructure over the next 15 years.

See also these brief, popular synopses, which provide a nice snapshot of our main findings:



Apologies for any cross-postings.  Please do forward to interested friends and colleagues!

All best, Bill

William F. Laurance, FAAAS
Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate
Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation

Director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS)


Director of ALERT (ALERT-conservation.org)

Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS)
& College of Marine and Environmental Sciences
James Cook University
Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia

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