When we can’t afford to burn the reserves.. economics of carbon emissions:

“if listed and state-owned companies were to release reserves for burning at equal rates, there would be 80 per cent more fossil fuels listed on stock exchanges than society can afford to burn” Read more on Carbon bubble is a real risk for markets – FT.com (requires subscription or registration for 8 free articles / […]

Tremors from translating science into advice

A recently tried court case in Italy caused an uproar in the science community after jailing six scientists and one politician who failed to warn the public about an improbable seismic event in 2009. Accountability in such cases is surely difficult to determine, especially when people were acting according to their best understanding of the […]

Education at a Glance 2012

New OECD publication out today: Directorate for Education – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. ..enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ educational performance. And immediately (rightfully) captured by the British press: Children from immigrant families face significant challenges. Moreover, this happens in the UK especially, compared with France, the Netherlands […]

Immigration policy goes against British universities

I am saddened by this summer’s events in student migration/visa issues both here in the UK and in the NL. London Metropolitan University plays a big part in the widening participation agenda ..growing perception that the UK does not welcome these students, and is prepared almost without notice to jeopardise their education via Immigration policy […]

Global Competitiveness Rankings 2012

The World Economic Forum published again the rankings for global competitiveness. Finland overtook Sweden at third place. Persisting Divides in Global Competitiveness as Switzerland, Singapore and Finland Top Competitiveness Rankings in 2012 | World Economic Forum – Persisting Divides in Global Competitiveness as Switzerland, Singapore and Finland Top Competitiveness Rankings in 2012. More: The Economist, […]