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15 April 

Mit Mondstaub die Sonne verdunkeln? Das macht sogar Klimaforschern Angst

Interviewed in Focus magazine. Link here

20 March

Zonlicht blokkeren: onbespreekbaar of laatste redmiddel voor het klimaat?

Interviewed in Dutch media site Link here.

17 March

A Controversial Technology Is Creating an Unprecedented Rift Among Climate Scientists

Interviewed in Time magazine by Alejandro de la Garza. Link here.

16 March

Tánaiste meets UN chief to talk peacekeeping, Ukraine and sustainable development

Interviewed by RTÉ, Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster. Direct link here.

6 March

Inside the high-stakes battle over dimming the sun’s light to cool the planet

Interviewed by Boston Globe by Sabrina Shankman. Direct link here.



Geknutsel aan de natuur verdeelt de wetenschap

Interviewed for Trouw by Maarten van Gestel

28 February

De zon dimmen? Wetenschappers willen meer onderzoek klimaatinterventies

Interviewed in NOS Nieuwsuur by Marijn Duintjer Tebbens. Direct link here.

27 February

Efforts to block sunlight get boost from prominent scientists

Cited in ClimateWire. Link here.

20 February

Interviewed by Joris Tielens for NEMO Kennislink 

15 February

Red het klimaat, installeer buitenaardse zonwering

De Standaard (Belgium), interviewed by Senne Starckx. Link here. PDF here.

12 February

This controversial climate solution could be exactly what the planet needs. Or it could be a colossal disaster

Cable News Network (CNN). Interviewed by Laura Paddison. Direct link here.

9 February

A solution to the climate crisis: mining the moon, researchers say

The Guardian, citing my comments. Direct link here.

Covered in 360Magazine, Berliner Zeitung, Business Insider, Canada Today, HLN, Ouest France, and many others.

8 February

With cash infusion, developing nations boost sun-dimming research

Cited in Reuters. Direct link here.

Covered in The Jakarta Post and other outlets.

28 January

Verdensmål har ændret den politiske diskurs – men de har skabt meget få forandringer

Interviewed by the Danish political weekly Mandagmorgen about the impact of the SDGs. Link here.

12 January

Pathways to sustainability 

Roundtable interview for business magazine Management Scope (with Prof. Rick van der Ploeg, Amsterdam/Oxford, & Sandra Phlippen, chief economist ABN AMRO).

11 January 

The debate over blocking the sun to counter climate change

The New York Times, citing my work. Direct link here.


Kunnen we in 2023 het klimaat fixen?

Interviewed by NOS, Dutch national radio


Mag dat: draaien aan de thermostaat van onze aarde? Geo-engineering: een omstreden noodrem bij oververhitting.

Interview with education magazine NVOX: Magazine voor het Onderwijs in Natuurwetenschappen (2023/1). PDF here.


25 December

Can geoengineering fix the climate? Hundreds of scientists say not so fast

Interviewed by Oliver Milman in The Guardian. Link here.

28 November

Interviewed by Andrew Freedman, Axios

25 November

China noemt zich ontwikkelingsland. Valse bescheidenheid of eigenbelang?

Interview in Trouw. Online here; PDFs here and here.

23 November

Scientists increasingly calling to dim the sun

Futurism (Canada)

22 November 

Dimming the sun to cool the planet is a desperate idea, yet we’re inching toward it

Interviewed by Bill McKibben in The New Yorker. Link here.

17 November

Tempting solution: cool the planet artificially

Cited in Swiss Link here.

12 November

Knutselen aan het klimaat.

Cited by Joris Heijn in lead article in Elseviers Weekblad (vol. 78, no. 45). Link here.

8 November  

Interviewed by Katrina Megget for Chemistry & Industry Magazine

27 September 

Wereldbankbaas onder vuur na opmerkingen over klimaatcrisis.

Interviewed by Annelies Roon over climate-skeptical comments by David Malpass, in Dutch national paper Trouw. Link here.

17 September

Geen regen? Dan maken we die

Interviewed in Volkskrant about weather modification. PDFs here, here, and here.

28 August


Interviewed by Amanda Verdonk in Dutch Research Council magazine Onderzoek. Link here.

22 June

Duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen: veel gepraat, weinig actie. 

De Wereld Morgen

20 June

Voor een betere wereld zorgen de ontwikkelingsdoelen van de VN nog niet.

Interview over the effects of the SDGs by Hans Nauta in Dutch national paper Trouw. Link here.

20 June

Klima, Tierschutz, Nachhaltigkeit: Studie offenbart den großen UN-Selbstbetrug. 

Interviewed about the SDGs in the German national magazine Focus. Link here.

20 June

Report: UN global development goals have not changed policies.

Courthouse News Service

2 June

Fighting climate change through solar geoengineering is a bad idea, scientists warn. 

Interviewed by Olivia Rosane in Treehugger: Sustainability for All. Link here.

22 April

Blocking the sun is a risky gambit for fighting climate change.

The Daily Beast

1 February

Solar geoengineering can deflect from climate control efforts, say scientists

Interviewed by Vaneisa Baksh in UWI Today (University of the West Indies magazine). Link here.

1 February

Sonnengott spielen: Radikale Ideen gegen den Klimawandel erhitzen die Gemüter

Interviewed in Neue Zürcher Zeitung by Kalina Oroschakoff. Link here.

24 January 

Efforts to dim Sun and cool Earth must be blocked, say scientists

Interviewed for Mongabay by Shanna Hanbury. Link here

20 January

Solar Geoengineering: Why Bill Gates Wants It, But These Experts Want To Stop It

Interviewed in Forbes by David Vetter. Link here.


20 January 

Researchers seek global ban on sun-dimming technologies

Cited in Research Professional News. Link here.

20 January

La géo-ingénierie solaire ne sauvera pas le climat, stoppons-la

Cited in Reporterre. Link here

19 January

Coalizão global de cientistas pede Acordo Internacional de Não-Uso de Geoengenharia Solar

Cited in Nidde Digital Notícias da Bahia. Link here.

17 January

After sun-dimming setback, geoengineers seek a diplomatic fix

Cited by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Link here.

Covered by Yahoo!, Japan Times, World Republic News and others

17 January

De zon blokkeren? Een gevaarlijk idee', zeggen klimaatwetenschappers.


17 January

Solar Geoengineering: Wissenschaftler fordern internationales Abkommen

Cited by Deutschlandfunk

17 January

Wissenschaftler warnen vor Folgen von technischen Methoden zur Abkühlung der Erdoberfläche

Cited in NAU.CH. Link here

17 January

Kritik an Plänen, die Sonne zu beeinflussen

Cited in Deutschlandfunk Nova. Link here

17 January

In Major Move, Global Coalition Pushes for Moratorium on Solar Geoengineering

Cited in Science: The Wire. Link here

17 January

Dimming Sun's rays should be off-limits, say experts

Cited by France 24, covered in, Florida News Times, Yahoo News, Jamaica Observer and others. Link here.

Interviews and media citations before 2022 are not online.

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