The scale of change for landuse transition. my presentation to the 2021 EDS conference

·  The NZ freshwater crisis indicators reveal the massive impact on freshwater and atmosphere of current intensive farming systems ·  The $ cost (externalities) of intensive dairy farming exceed the income, and allowing these externalities are left to be absorbed by the rest of society and future generations they are effectively a subsidy ·  This... Continue Reading →

Remember last year, Minister for the Environment ignored the Science Technical Advisory Group’s recommendation (the panel he set up) to set the bottom line for nitrate in rivers at 1 mg/L? Instead pressure from ag industry prevailed and he picked the politically acceptable 2.4mg. This research shows that the limit should be even lower than 1mg.

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