Deltas have historically been the focus of human development. Some deltas became locked-in, too costly to return to natural states. Researchers conducted a historical analysis on anthropogenic pressures over the past 300 years over 48 deltas world-wide.
Scientists are less willing to cooperate with companies in their research. They prefer to do research together with fellow scientists. A study by Utrecht University and the Rathenau Institute has shown this.
In the science-policy interface scenarios to a low-carbon future are often made using Integrated Assessment Models. But there are many more ways to explore the future, such as visioning, gaming and speculative design. Why have IAMs become such dominant tools?