- 18 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
- Stadhouderslaan 37 2517 HV, the Hague
- SOS Symposium
The SOS 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 longterm. At the symposium Prof. Eddy Moors (rector IHE Delft), Prof. Dano Roelvink and Prof. Kenneth Irvine will speak about environmental topics.
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! – droughts, sea level rise, loss of fertile land , loss of fauna and flora both on land and in the oceans. – The 6th mass extinction is underway and the insects, vital for the web of life, are suddenly disappearing in large numbers.
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.