Nitrogen crisis from jam-packed livestock operations has ‘paralyzed’ Dutch economy | Science | AAAS
Good morning all,
In the news this weekend is a report about nitrogen pollution from farming and industrial activities, topics we discussed just this past week. These are global problems, but the problems are worse in some areas than in others. And, the political will to address them is equally uneven in its distribution.
I suspect that we will see more of these 'crises', as industries are shut down or face temporary moratoriums when pollution reaches dangerous levels. These are not easy problems to fix - it's very hard to change communities that have been operating in a given way toward newer/better methods, especially when much has been invested in current technologies and practices. Big solutions, integrating social reform, advanced engineering, and education are likely to be required.
See you this afternoon for review -