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Posts published in “Environment”

Things aren’t alright

I’ve been writing for Thought Leader for roughly two years, and consistently on the same types of issues. I write about consumerism, “affluenza”, climate change,…

Thoughts on the Greenpeace action at Eskom

Recently Greenpeace Africa took action at Eskom’s Megawatt Park, dumping five tonnes of coal at one entrance to the power utility’s headquarters. The act was…

There’s no place for fracking in our future

Recently I went to a public debate about fracking in the Karoo. The motion debated related to the moratorium that’s been imposed — should it…

Shell, fracking and job creation

The degree to which Shell disgusts me is no secret, and this will not be the first time I write about the multinational. Take the…

Powering madness

For a while now I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how recent events in Japan and the BP oil spill in the Gulf…

Nuclear: A phone call away?

The good news is that energy department officials have been facing pressure from MPs to cut South Africa’s dependence on coal. The bad news is…

Population explosion!

Some time later this year, probably toward the end of October, the 7 billionth person will be born, and judging by birthrates, (s)he will most…