Science - November 27, 2014

Arnold exit Telegraaf

Roelof Kleis

Arnold van Vliet is no longer a columnist for Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

Wageningen’s most famous biologist says he is making way for TV biologist Freek Vonk. Van Vliet has been writing a weekly column about nature in the country’s biggest morning paper for two years. ‘On the one hand it is a pity it’s stopping, because it’s a nice platform. Precisely because a lot of Telegraaf readers take a different view of climate change than mine. On the other hand: it takes you an evening a week to write a column like that.’ De Telegraaf is one of the newspapers that have contributed to Van Vliet’s reach on the media. Read Van Vliet’s views elsewhere in this number in a feature in the Leading Lights series.