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Amidst the barrage of conflicting information, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make sense of climate change. Some claim it’s wildly overblown, others call it a catastrophe. In his Dutch book ‘Wat iedereen zou moeten weten over klimaatverandering’ (‘what everyone should know about climate change’), AUC lecturer Bart Verheggen guides the reader through the scientific evidence in a way that can be understood by the layperson. During this lecture (as in his book), Verheggen will outline the big picture of climate change: how and why it’s changing, what are the impacts, and how can we deal with those risks? Frequently heard misconceptions are interspersed in the narrative in order to help people navigate the information jungle.

Detail Summary
Date 5 February 2020
Time 16:00 -17:30
Speaker:

Bart Verheggen is a lecturer at AUC in the Earth and Environment track. An atmospheric scientist by training, he has ventured into many different aspects of climate and sustainability. He has been an active participant in the public debate about climate change for over a decade. His book on this topic has been strongly influenced by his teaching in various climate change-related courses at AUC. Before coming to AUC, he worked at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), at ETH and PSI in Switzerland, and obtained his PhD from York University in Canada. He studied Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University.

Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor:  Dr. Bart Verheggen