Book Review: Henry David Thoreau – Walden


_BOEKRECENSIE_ door Erik-Jan van Oosten

RUW Foundation has started a sustainability book club last October and is exploring wildly different views on the world, one book at a time. Last month we took a closer look at a 19th century classic Walden by Henry David Thoreau. A good choice, according to the author himself: “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”

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Sahara Lake, the Solution for Sea Level Rise?

_COLUMN_ door Koen van Niekerk

It has been some time since the world met Donald Trump and some of us are even getting used to his ‘particular’ way of thinking and saying what he thinks. And now that he is mister president of the United States of America we can begin to imagine the consequences that might have, for example on the topic of climate change and his impact on the landscape.

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The problem police and the problem of problems

Lara Croft featured

_COLUMN_ door Martijn Duineveld

Since the creation of problems is deeply related to funding (for research and other projects) and can have many societal and political consequences, it would be great if we would invest a little bit more effort in problematizing problems before immediately solving them. To do so I propose the problem police. They are cool, sexy and rock and roll.

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