Linnaeus4D is a monitoring and modeling system (Software & Hardware) that radically changes environmental management processes.
Linnaeus4D, is needed because current processes/products were predictably and remain too expensive, slow, compartmentalized and ad-hoc, i.e., ‘too slow to help people in the ground understand and respond at the scale needed…and only as good as the agency/people that produced them says they are’ (UNESCO WSSR 2010, 2013).
In this regard and seeing “Science as a Service” in the “linking (of) knowledge to action” the International Council of Science Identified “Five Grand Challenges” (See figure, based on Asrar 2013).Yet while the challenge/features for any viable solution have been clear; allot of valuable time & resources have been waisted in false-solutions or at best reduntant activities. Services, projects and schemes which have not just ignored Ecological Crises/Systems, but whose implementations has caused serious damage.
In 2019, ahead of the IPCC worst-case-scenario, its inescapably clear that: “Most climate scientists agree that it is now too late to prevent 1.5C or more of global heating only by cutting our production of greenhouse gases. Even if we reduced our emissions to zero tomorrow, we would probably overshoot this crucial temperature limit. To prevent a full-spectrum catastrophe, we need not only to decarbonise our economy in the shortest possible time, but also to draw down carbon dioxide that has already been released……But How? …there is a much better and cheaper way of drawing carbon from the air (than any Technical or Social Solution). Natural climate solutions do it through the restoration of living systems. The greatest potential identified so far – as so much land can be used this way – is in protecting and restoring natural forests and allowing native trees to repopulate deforested land…They could help to solve two existential problems at once: climate breakdown and ecological breakdown.” – George Monbiot 2019.