The impact of human activities on our environments increases dramatically. Think, for example, of the gas exploitation in the northeast of the Netherlands. This area has extensive subsurface gas fields. Besides economic benefits for the region and the Netherlands as a whole, the gas exploitation also results in induced subsidence and earthquakes, which have caused considerable damage at several locations in the region. This has fuelled an ongoing public and political debate about the future of gas exploitation in the area and the compensation of house owners for damaged property. In this case study, you will explore these types of problems caused by human-induced earth movements.