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On speed-skating, climate change and that huge Heineken beer…

Perhaps unnoticed to the rest of the world’s Twitter community the Dutch had some fun this weekend about our international reputation for speed-skating. NBC’s Katie Couric covered the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and informed the waiting world why the Dutch win so many medals at speed-skating. Her explanation: skating is an important mode of transportation in the Netherlands...

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Warming soil to emit as much carbon as U.S. by 2050

A recent study published in Nature has revealed that global warming will cause a massive loss of carbon directly from the soil, and this will accelerate climate change beyond our previous expectations. The study predicts that over 55 trillion Kg of carbon will be emitted from the soil by 2050, a value that is equal to about 17% of the...

Retreat with the 2014 Yale World Fellows in Massachusetts 1

No every day life as a Yale World Fellow

Last week I came back home to my family in The Hague from a semester as a World Fellow at Yale University. I did not yet share anything of that experience on this blog. In early December I was asked to take Instagram photos throughout one day on campus to give an idea of what a day at Yale looks...