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Watch: Dr. Maarten Loonen talks about climate change in the Arctic on Buitenhof (NPO1).

22 January 2024

Watch the emotional conversation on Buitenhof with polar biologist Dr. Maarten Loonen, discussing the changes he has observed in the past 30 years in Svalbard regarding polar bears, geese, and glaciers, and why climate change should be higher on the political and societal agenda.

'Every year, I sail to a place where there used to be a glacier,' says polar biologist Maarten Loonen. He has been conducting research in Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean for over 30 years. Loonen feels a sense of helplessness when it comes to climate change: "Once you've been there, you become convinced that we need to do something."

Polar biologist Maarten Loonen from the University of Groningen - and Fellow of the Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development - has been conducting research in Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean for over 30 years.


This video is from the Buitenhof broadcast on January 21, 2024:

Buitenhof discusses politics and current affairs through in-depth interviews, debates, or discussions, featuring authoritative guests from both domestic and international arenas, including politicians, CEOs, and original thinkers. You can watch it live every week on Sunday at 12:10 on NPO1.

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