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Persbericht: Topbestuurders komen terug uit Spitsbergen met ambitieuze plannen

Topbestuurders komen terug uit Spitsbergen met ambitieuze plannen Spitsbergen, 28 april 2018 – De topbestuurders, die sinds maandag samen met poolreizigster en klimaatjournaliste Bernice Notenboom op klimaatexpeditie gingen naar Spitsbergen, zijn vrijdagavond teruggekomen met ambitieuze plannen. De bankiers, verzekeraars, vermogensbeheerders, energieleveranciers en maatschappelijke organisaties willen samen aan de slag om de Nederlandse energietransitie te versnellen. “Deze […]

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Blog 2 Spitsbergen 2.0 expeditie

Geen afleidingen Als we ergens met elkaar iets kunnen bereiken, dan is het wel op een schip dat vaart op één van de mooiste plekken ter wereld. Keer op keer horen we hoe goed het is dat er geen wifi aan boord is of andere afleidingen zijn die het proces kunnen verstoren. Als het overleggen […]

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Blog 1 Spitsbergen 2.0 expeditie

Hoopvolle aankomst Wat een energie en enthousiasme bij de start van de expeditie Spitsbergen 2.0! We hadden prachtig weer en de koele temperatuur hield iedereen scherp. Na een lange avond met wetenschappelijke informatie over het noordpoolgebied en een inleiding van Mark Drinkwater van ESA, gingen de deelnemers nog even naar het dek om een frisse […]

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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 […]

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March for Science – Huffington Post Article

Yesterday we participated in the March for Science in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. A small community of Arctic scientists from UNIS gather outside the Norwegian Polar Institute building for what is believed the most northern march on the planet. We hung our North Pole March for Science banner on the building and joined the crowd of about […]

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March for Science North Pole Edition

Nobody should argue the sense of science. Science is to celebrate our brilliant minds everywhere in the world. Those who seek to understand the complexities of our planet, those who have inquisitive minds and are driven by a curiosity for knowledge. Scientists can help us move forward into solving our climate crisis that we ourselves have […]