The Lumen garden will be the setting for a programme to be broadcast live on 3 December by Dutch television broadcaster NOS. Weather man and WUR alumnus Gerrit Hiemstra and presenter Winfried Baijens will talk for an hour about a very Dutch topic: the weather.
The garden of Lumen. © Marte Hofsteenge
Wat een weer (What weather) is about climate change and how it affects our daily lives, such as the summer drought, the sunny autumn and the heat records that have been broken recently. The occasion for the programme is the global climate summit in Poland, which starts on 3 December. NOS thought Wageningen was the obvious choice of location for a TV programme about how we need to adapt to such climate changes, says Jac Niessen, science information officer at WUR.
Some short reports will be shown during the programme, and Hiemstra and Baijens will talk to experts from around the country about how we can adapt to climate change. Wageningen experts will have their turn too, but it is not yet clear who they will be, says Niessen.
Wat een weer will be broadcast from 20:30 to 21:30. Students and staff at the Environmental Sciences Group are most welcome to be present during the programme. There is space for 100 people.