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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…

Shell-shocked

I think it’s outrageous that Shell sponsors part of the environment section on the National Geographic website. What makes the situation even more ironic is…

Is your lifestyle really worth it?

Last week I watched a documentary type film called Oceans. The whole film was spectacular, but for me one piece was particularly striking. Shot underwater,…

More tax, please!

If you ask me, the new carbon tax is a sloppy piece of green-wash. It’s a quick way for the government to raise an extra…

When will Woolies and Pick n Pay see the light?

*Correction: Since posting this blog, it has been brought to my attention that Woolworths does not in fact sell incandescent lightbulbs. As I understand it…

Weigh-Less for carbon addicts

If you are fat, most people would say you should probably go on diet. Cut down on what’s causing your love handles and that bloated…

One more for the denialists

A new study is out, and the denialists of human-generated climate change are going to love it. Basically the authors of the study in question…

Are you a ‘green’ hypocrite?

Recently a lot of my writing has focused on the issue of externalities, and how they contribute to a corporation’s profitability. What I’ve neglected is…