Artikelen door Bernice Notenboom

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Norway pumps money into disappearing Doomsday Vault

Norway will spend 100 million Norwegian Crowns ($12.7 million) to upgrade the doomsday seed vault  it built 10 years ago. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was constructed in an abandoned Arctic coal mine to store and safeguard the world’s crops and plants from global natural or man-made disaster. If nuclear war or global warming kills certain crops, governments […]

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Solar Radiation Management

The first global conference on climate change took place in 1988, in Toronto. Now, 20 years later, scientists and diplomats are still meeting about the issue, and apart from the Paris Climate Accord signed two years ago, not much has changed. We’ve been manipulating Earth’s climate for more than 100 years. Now we have the option […]

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The Price of Climate Change

One billion-dollar weather disaster hit the Earth last month, according to the December 2017 Catastrophe Report from insurance broker Aon Benfield: wildfires in Southern California that cost at least $1 billion. For the year 2017, Earth had 28 billion-dollar weather events, which is the sixth most in a year since Aon Benfield began tabulating disasters in […]

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Glacier in free flow

This morning we has a spectacular hike to the mouth of the 14th of July Glacier. This glacier is dramatic with brilliant blue ice spikes calving in the front of the glacier into the water. Icebergs are floating around in the bay. Upon landing at the beach, Mark Drinkwater from ESA gave an elaborate talk […]

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Sustainable Svalbard Expedition Set Sail

Our Dutch Captains of Industry have arrived in Longyearbyen for our expedition to West Svalbard. Luckily the weather cleared towards the evening. Wind dropped and the sun came out after a day of  sleet, rain and storm. Around 10:30 we recommended everyone to lay in bed as we headed straight Into the wind, waves formed […]

The North Pole. Worlds best treasure hunt.

When Peary allegedly arrived at the North Pole in 1909 his comment was: “At last the pole is mine”. He had lost all this toes during his polar exploits and made many enemies among other explorers with his self absorbed and ruthless behavior. He then continued to ski back to Canada where he returned in […]