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Juabar: Bringing Electricity to Eastern Africa through a Fleet of Solar Kiosks

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In recent years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated that 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas. Perhaps most pronounced is the situation in East Africa, with only 23% of Kenyans, 10.8% of Rwandans, and 14.8% of Tanzanians have access… Read More »Juabar: Bringing Electricity to Eastern Africa through a Fleet of Solar Kiosks

Arbor Day Australia

Arbor Day

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Arbor Day: Inspiring People To Plant, Nurture, and Celebrate Trees As the level of CO2 in the atmosphere relentlessly rises towards 400 parts per million mark, we seem to be incapable, as a species, of altering our behaviours that are driving the rise. The main behaviour is, of course, our burning of fossil fuels. While… Read More »Arbor Day

El Nino Weather Pattern

El Nino Returns To Australia

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El Nino is a cyclical weather pattern, where warming of the Central and Eastern Pacific areas  leads to major shifts in weather patterns across the Pacific Ocean. El Nino tends to bring hotter, drier conditions to Australia. When the pattern reverses, it’s called La Nina. I started marketing water tanks in 2002. Of course, they… Read More »El Nino Returns To Australia

Greenland Ice Sheet

The Greenland Ice Sheet, the Ocean Conveyor, and Abrupt Climate Change

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Last week I read a very troubling headline. “Greenland ice sheet albedo continues dropping at highest elevations”, it said. Now that doesn’t sound like ‘changing the world as we know it’-type news, does it? But it just could be. The Greenland ice sheet is over 3 km high at its thickest point, and contains some… Read More »The Greenland Ice Sheet, the Ocean Conveyor, and Abrupt Climate Change

Climate Change Book

Free: Climate Change eBook by CSIRO

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Climate Change: Science & Solutions for Australia Frankly, the science is settled. Climate change happens. Global warming IS taking place. Human activity IS contributing to global warming. There ARE going to be consequences- many inconvenient ones. We need to act more strongly and more quickly than we are to mitigate change. We need to plan… Read More »Free: Climate Change eBook by CSIRO

Air Conditioners Price Increases

Air Conditioners & Increasing Energy Prices: Not Cool!

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I get heartily fed up with the dishonesty of power company spokespeople, conservative politicians and Rupert’s Media, all peddling the line that increases in electricity prices are all down to renewables subsidies, and the (yet-to-be) carbon ‘tax’. The truth is that these items have a small impact on the price increases for electricity. The majority… Read More »Air Conditioners & Increasing Energy Prices: Not Cool!