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May 21, 2018

Unless we act now, scientists speculate that, due to unsustainable fishing practices, seafood may disappear by 2048 [1]. This would not only impact global food security, but also the global economy. The report "Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action - 2015" underlines the ocean’s role as an economic powerhouse with a worth of USD24 trillion (equivalent to €19,8 trillion). Current underperformance due to inefficient go...

October 31, 2017

It is rare for geologists to grab headlines, but of late the geology discipline has caught the attention of the press the world over. This is because we may be close to entering a new epoch on the Geological Time Scale – the Anthropocene – in recognition that humans have become the decisive influence on the natural world [1].

This influence is overwhelmingly negative. This year, aggregate global resource use will likely exceed...

May 22, 2017

In the late 1960s, Stanford Professor Walter Mischel conducted a series of experiments with children involving rewards in form of sweets. Children were given the option of either a small immediate reward or a larger reward if they waited for a defined period of ca. 15 minutes. Follow up studies showed that children who waited for the larger rewards tended to have better overall life outcomes as grownups. Whilst these ‘Stanford...

May 21, 2017

Using behavioural economics to inform policies has been on the rise in recent times. With the setting-up of “nudge units” across the United Kingdom and France, as well as the appointment of nudge pioneers Sunstein and Thaler to the White House, leaders are increasingly recognising the potential of nudging individuals in the workplace and society to improve health, financial well-being and performance. But what is “nudge” reall...

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