Together with Lex Bohlmeijer (Radio 4 / De Correspondent), Nynke interviews twelve scientists, philosophers and performing artists who inspire her.
Marjan Minnesma won a court case against the state in 2015, on behalf of the climate. The scientist and climate activist received Lex and Nynke in the Beemster, where she lives six meters below sea level. She is not afraid, but she is worried: "The second half of this century is going to be extremely uncomfortable [...] I have a deep faith that we are going to make the change, but still at the cost of a lot." She listened to Stoarm and recognized the delicate balance between despair and hope. Balancing between cashing in on a dark message and still retaining enough hope to then start doing something. Like personally telling Dutch Prime Minister Rutte that, six years after the lawsuit, action really needs to be taken now.
About Marjan Minnesma
Activist Marjan Minnesma is able to immediately convert new knowledge into action. Even if the world is not quite ready for that yet. With her Urgenda foundation, she imported the first electric cars in 2009, arranged for 50,000 solar panels in 2010 and built hundreds of energy-neutral houses from 2014 onwards. A year later she started the Climate Case against the Dutch State; an example that was followed in many countries. To Nynke, Marjan is a hero. Together with Lex Bohlmeijer she will ask her what the status of the climate transition is now and where Marjan gets her endless optimism from.