Month: January 2017

January 27, 2017 / Politics

Climate Change

Climate change is a huge threat to humanity. This is a call to US climate scientists out there. Look behind you, because history shows it’s about to get personal.

I’ve steered clear of writing about the new US president and his policies on this blog. I’m not a US citizen, so it’s not really my business. Then again, the global impact of Trump’s climate skepticism will affect me as well as any US citizen.

January 20, 2017 / Writing
January 13, 2017 / Reviews

Rogue One

Rogue One is the Star Wars movie of 2016, a product of Disney’s deal with George Lucas. I finally got to see it last week, so I’ll put in my two cents now.

January 7, 2017 / Tech
January 6, 2017 / Politics

Direct DemocracyIn 2016, the Netherlands was mostly in the grips of the so-called Ukraine referendum. It was the Dutch incarnation of the Brexit vote. It has triggered a whole movement of people in the Netherlands demanding ‘Direct Democracy’. What does this really mean, and is it really better than the current model?