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Meet-Up with Jeff Goodell: Rising seas, sinking cities*

Stopping global warming is an illusion. So what if the water does come? Rolling Stone journalist Jeff Goodell will tell you all about this upcoming catastrophe! And Jonathan Verschuuren will warn that the Dutch, too, have to deal with wet feet if they do not adapt drastically. (language: English)

Program information
Date Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time 20:00 - 22:15
Location Muziekpodium Paradox, Telegraafstraat 62, 5038 BM Tilburg
Admission Standard 5 euro, via Paradox. All students free entrance by showing student card. Students can send an email-reservation to to be sure of getting in.
Speakers Jeff Goodell, expert climate change and journalist of Rolling Stone magazine
Jonathan Verschuuren, European and international environmental law, Tilburg University
Moderator is Daan van Soest, professor of environmental economics
Language English
Organization Academic Forum, Tilburg Sustainability Center
Contact Has Klerx
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum
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Stopping global warming is an illusion, even if the climate pacts are successful. So are we prepared for rising seas, flooding rivers, and sinking cities? Rolling Stone journalist Jeff Goodell has examined this coming catastrophe and searched for options to deal with its consequences.

The water will come

By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world’s shores: a harrowing crisis of social, environmental, and fiscal measures is in store for us. There are no overall solutions that will protect us from the drowning of the world as we know it.

Adaptation and interests

Academic Forum: Book Jeff Goodell

Goodell has interviewed prominent engineers, city mayors, property developers, and politicians. He has also travelled to the front lines of the climate change epidemic, revealing to us the water world into which our planet is quickly transforming. On the basis of several cases, he will explain what exactly is happening. He also points to the dilemmas and difficulties associated with the much needed adaptation, for instance, citizens who need to move, mayors who want to be reelected, the poor who are in adverse positions, and so on.

Tilburg on the sea?

Professor of Environmental Law Jonathan Verschuuren will give insights into the current state of affairs in Europe and the Netherlands. He will explain that we may be too self-confident about our coastlines, and that we need to adapt more drastically.

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When: 17 January 2019 20:00

End date: 17 January 2019 22:15