Dutch Journalist and Crew Interview Ben Abbott about Climate Change

This film, footage from the summer of 2012, features my son Ben for the first third and then again at the end.

It’s in Dutch, so I can’t follow everything, but the conversations with Ben are in English with Dutch subtitles.

The jig’s almost up. That’s Ben’s and the other scientists’ view of the warming climate.

p.s. the floweryville blogger, who knows Dutch as well as German and Greek and French and who knows what other languages, pointed out this additional link to Ben’s conversation with Bernice Notenboom.

About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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3 Responses to Dutch Journalist and Crew Interview Ben Abbott about Climate Change

  1. flowerville says:

    your son is doing interesting & important things with all those icetunnels and frozen moss etc.
    apart from the scary results that’s a good documentary, informative and explaining why things are the way they are & vpro is not just your random broadcaster, they’re well known for quality stuff and it being on the telly at primetime on a major channel means they take this very serious.

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    • Scott Abbott says:

      I thought of you when I posted this.
      It was a pleasure hearing the Dutch — a language that seems almost accessible for a speaker of English and German but that keeps slipping away from me.

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  2. flowerville says:

    you would not have great difficulties learning dutch if you wanted.
    still this is major dutch telly, you may have seen this too: http://www.vpro.nl/speel.program.29007896.html

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