25 October 2019

Young climate researchers in podcast series

Sanne Akerboom at the Makkelijk Praten podcast
Sanne Akerboom at the Makkelijk Praten podcast

An 'easy-going’ science podcast with young researchers: scientists from Utrecht University talk about their research (and funny science facts) in the 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast. Drought expert Niko Wanders spoke about climate extremes, energy transition researcher Sanne Akerboom talked about the role of citizens in energy policy, earth scientist Dr Peter Bijl about the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet, and spatial planner Dr Peter Pelzer about urban futures.

Climate extremes 

What are climate extremes, and will we have more of them in the future? What can we do to ensure enough drinking water for everybody? Shouldn’t we fly less to save the climate? Podcast makers Adriaan and Sander interviewed hydrologist Dr Niko Wanders about these issues.

Climate policy

Should citizens have more influence on national energy policy and the decision-making process? What is the role of consumers in the energy system? Dr Sanne Akerboom talked about these topics, as well as about the Dutch climate agreement and the choices for large- or small-scale solutions. Akerboom is a researcher in the hub ‘Towards Industry with Negative Emissions’ of Pathways to Sustainability.

Antarctica

Earth scientist Dr Peter Bijl studies the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet. How does he do that? And what about the IPCC report, that was worked on during the recording of this podcast episode? Find the answers in the new episode of the ‘Makkelijk Praten’ podcast.

Urban futures

What do cities of the future look like? Futuristic and innovative, or with rustic sustainable mobility? In a new episode of the ‘Makkelijk Praten’ podcast series, spatial planner Dr Peter Pelzer takes us on a journey to the cities of the future.