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The recent report of the Dutch Delta committee, guided by ex-minister Cees Veerman warned that even with all efforts possible to reduce C02-emissions, climate change is going to affect The Netherlands. The sea level will rise together with our main rivers. We have to prepare for this, it is gradually going to change our lives. Forecasting the exact impact of climate change is however a complex and difficult process. Despite the global climate change models, predicting climate change locally is full of uncertainties. Climate change is traditionally the area of physical sciences such as meteorology and climatic research but this film shows how important social science is to be able to develop future scenarios and contribute to making The Netherlands "waterproof". This film shows a selection of projects of the VAM (Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation) programme funded by the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). The VAM programme aims to encourage scientific research into the social, behavioural and legal aspects of climate change.

More info: NWO (also for ordering a free copy)
Produced by: Sapiens Productions
Year: 2008
Language: English with Dutch subtitles

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