Melissa Leach

Blog Entries by Melissa Leach

Democracy in the Anthropocene? Science and Sustainable Development Goals at the UN

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 5:05 PM

When the cover of the Economist famously announced 'Welcome to the anthropocene' a couple of years ago, was it welcoming us to a new geological epoch, or a dangerous new world of undisputed scientific authority and anti-democratic politics?

Last week, I was one of 28 scientists, and a...

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Science, Politics and the Post-Rio+20 Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 3:55 PM

This post was co-authored with Dr Adrian Ely

The really knotty politics about the role of science in securing a sustainable future of our planet will begin as soon as the Rio+20 Earth Summit ends.

Rio has focussed minds on the urgent need to devise a post-Millennium...

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