Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 32
We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.
- Rain has finally started to fall again in the Netherlands! We guess it is true: you only realize what you had when it is gone. Geographer Alfred de Jager pleads for (cheap and sustainable) measures to make the Netherlands drought-resistant in de Volkskrant (Dutch). Hetkanwel (Dutch) presents solutions to make the Netherlands heat-resistant: solar panels and heat pumps also made the list!
- Scientists looking into the side effects of geoengineering warn that it could lead to widespread crop failure, reports The Guardian in ‘Reflecting sun's rays would cause crops to fail, scientists warn’. Reflecting the sun’s rays back into space by shooting aerosols into the atmosphere to combat climate change could have unintended consequences.
- ‘Environmental crime is a huge invisible problem — IoT will expose it’ - The Next Web. Environmental crime is often invisible, making it very difficult for authorities to catch culprits. The Dutch police set up the project Shared Intelligence, involving citizens in real-time data collection. They hope this will enable them to catch more polluters ‘in the act’.
- Looking for a longer read? The New York Times Magazine presents ‘Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change’ a interactive and visually pleasing long-read about what happened from 1979 to 1989, ‘the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change’.