Categorie: Weer en klimaat

Thorium Reactors

Thorium could be a good alternative energy source. Compared to a uranium reactor, thorium reactors are safer and produce less nuclear waste

09 september • Door Patrick Jans Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 4 minuten

How Game Theory can help in environmental treaties

The bank robbery that you planned with your best friend, Llyod Shapley, did not go as successfully as you both expected. Multiple things were working against you after you hid the stolen money and as a result you both ended up in the police station. Both taken to a separate interrogation room, the police officers are not sure who was the mastermind behind this robbery. As these officers were profound economics students in their younger years, they decided to give both of you two choices. Either you keep silent or you betray your best friend. […]

07 september • Door Simon Elgersma Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten
Predicting the future

On predicting the future

Predicting the future is a hard concept to grasp. That is why this article aims to discuss some daily applications of predictions and dives a bit in to the world of forecasting.

15 juni • Door David Anthonio Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

What is the price of CO2 and how can YOU change it?

“This is truly amazing news and a gigantic win for the earth, our children and all of us. The judge has spoken clearly: Shell causes severe climate change and will have to end that rapidly.’’ These were the words of Donald Pols, director of Milieudefensie in the Netherlands, after a lawsuit in which Shell was forced to bring back its CO2 emissions by 45% in 2030 compared to 2019. The event is historic: never before had a court forced an oil company to take more action in diminishing greenhouse gas emissions. The judges acknowledged that […]

01 juni • Door Sjors Keet Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 9 minuten

Are central banks the climate rescuers of last resort?

During the 2008 financial crisis, the US housing bubble collapsed since homeowners could not repay their loans, which forced the US government to bail out financial institutions that were “too big to fail” with 21 billion dollars tax money. While we are already in a new financial crisis due to Covid-19, another financial crisis may be looming and the potential permanent damage of this crisis would far eclipse the scale of the 2008 financial crisis. The cause of this financial crisis is climate change, due to which for instance, wildfires, catastrophic floods, droughts, or storms […]

13 april • Door Renske Zijm Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten
snow crystal

Why do snow crystals have six sides?

It’s cold outside and the last couple of days it has been snowing heavily. Some people hate the snow and others love it, but I think we can all agree that a thick layer of snow gives some extra brightness to the world, especially in these dark winter months. This beautifulness of snow does not only apply to the new world it creates, it also holds for just a single snowflake. Most of us have seen a picture of a snowflake (or equivalently, a snow crystal) and the mesmerizing shape it has. But why does […]

09 februari • Door Casper de Vries Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 6 minuten

Global warming: our biggest hoax or our greatest challenge?

For the past few months Covid-19 has been dominating the way we live. Every single aspect of our lives seems to be controlled by the virus; not only the news and the political agenda have been taken over by it, but the disease has even changed the way we meet and greet each other. Nonetheless, there was a time before the Coronavirus. Not so long ago, a lot of students skipped their schools on Fridays to demonstrate in order to bring awareness about global warming, following the example of the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg. In […]

02 juni • Door Deirdre Westenbrink Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten
corona en klimaat

Is het coronavirus daadwerkelijk goed voor het milieu?

Al weken domineert COVID-19 het nieuws in Nederland. Maar naast alle verhalen over overvolle intensive cares, ondernemers die worstelen met de huidige maatregelen en gesloten grenzen lijkt er één lichtpuntje te zijn: de coronacrisis is goed voor het milieu. De natuur heeft even een momentje om op adem te komen. De foto’s van vissen in de grachten van Venetië en satelliet beelden van de verminderde uitstoot in China circuleren over het internet. Er is minder verkeer en de industrie staat op sommige plekken op pauze, al met al ziet het er goed uit voor Moeder […]

21 april • Door Fenna Beentjes Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 5 minuten

Wees niet bang voor Dennis en Ellen

Ciara, Dennis en Ellen. Over het algemeen niet de namen die bijzondere emoties aanwakkeren, maar toch zijn ze al weken het onderwerp bij menig ‘koffiezetapparaat gesprek’. Wie de laatste tijd het nieuws heeft gevolgd, zal het vast niet ontgaan zijn dat Nederland geteisterd is door een aantal stormen. Dit is niet anders dan andere jaren, echter zijn de stormen door de stormnaamgeving wel een stuk beter te bespreken.   Sinds september 2019 heeft Nederland zich aangesloten aan een stormnamen systeem van EUMETNET, een netwerk van Europese Nationale Meteorologische Diensten. Nederland maakt deel uit van de […]

27 februari • Door Jochem Hak Tijd om te lezen Estimated reading time: 3 minuten

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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