This landscape conveys permanence. It is not hostile. It is just there – undisturbed, still and complete.
I was part of the official Dutch delegation to the climate conferences in Copenhagen, Paris and Bonn. I give cutting edge sustainability seminars, consult corporations about green strategies, speak at TEDx conferences and writes science articles about climate change for various newspapers and magazines. I presented/co-produced Tipping Points, a 6 x 1 hour series about tipping points in our climate system filmed with scientists from all around the world. This series has aired in 45 countries. In 2015 I received the sustainable award for best environmental television program. In 2014 I skied across the frozen Arctic Ocean from the North Pole to Canada to document the future of the melting Arctic. This expedition has led to the making of Sea Blind, the price of shipping our stuff. The film was originally produced for the COP21 in Paris and after screenings for delegates it has been shown in all major ports around the world, in Dutch parliament, European Parliament, US Congress, UNESCO and for the International Maritime Organization. Sea Blind has aired on major television networks around the world. During the premiere of Sea Blind in her native Rotterdam, Bernice received the Knighthood of Orange Nassau for her work in climate change. In 2017 she skied 2 degrees to the Geographic North Pole while conducting snow measurements for NASA and ESA followed by a sailing trip with 66 CEO’s of corporations around Svalbard to show them the consequences of climate change in the Arctic. In December 2017 Bernice published her latest book Arctica, and produced a 3 part television series on conducting science in the Arctic. Currently she is producing a new film SKY GODS – the price for our love of flying. This film is slated to be ready in the Fall of 2020.