30 April 2019 from 16:00 to 17:00

IMAU Colloquium Jan Paul van Soest (Gemeynt)

The energy transition: finding ways forward in a polarized debate

With the success of populist political parties, the energy and climate debate is increasingly polarizing. Some one quarter to one third of all people, and very vocal ones for that matter, heavily oppose climate and energy policies, many of them even dismiss climate science. On the other end, concerns are growing, and pledges and actions for far-reaching measures can be heard. Poles grow apart, the middle ground loses position. <br>Can we understand the dynamics of the current energy and climate debate? Jan Paul van Soest will explain and give some food for thought. <br>Jan Paul van Soest has been active in the energy and climate debate since 1982, as a researcher, consultant, lecturer and writer. Five years ago he wrote the book De Twijfelbrigade (the Doubt Brigade) on climate skepticism, which is still amazingly actual.

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30 April 2019 16:00
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30 April 2019 17:00