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29 01, 2018

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

Is the world's climate changing? Of course it is.  ‘Why? is not the issue, but what world leaders are doing to adapt to it’, is. Without an international body like the United Nations conducting their seemingly merry-go-round of conferences, there would not be a concerted effort to harness the knowledge of climate experts, institutions and, [...]

22 01, 2018

Climate Change – Is Your Company Doing Its Bit to Reduce GHG Emissions?

It has been over 2 years since world leaders met and formulated The Paris Agreement: discussing climate change, greenhouse gasses (GHG) and what we as a global community can do about it. South African regulations in line with The Paris Agreement have been in the pipeline ever since. In April last year (2017), the Minister [...]

11 12, 2017

Boilers – Do You Need An AEL?

You may believe that your company’s manufacturing processes do not result in any harmful emissions. However, if you are running an industrial boiler on your premises, you may well need to apply for an Atmospheric Emission License (AEL). In 2013, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) declared that a small boiler is a controlled emitter [...]

13 11, 2017

‘Choking’ on clean air goals a reality check

Press Release: November 2017 South Africa is in danger of ‘choking’ in its bid to meet specific clean air goals, but failure to hit early targets may result in greater pragmatism and yet lead to air quality gains, according to Gondwana Environmental Solutions. The environmental management services company has cautioned against “excessive pessimism” as the [...]

22 09, 2017

Would the real climate change please stand up

There is little doubt that, around the world, the man in the street is as confused by climate change science as well as its rebuttal from the sceptics. The amount of information on the Internet on the topic is overwhelming.  The more you and I read, probably the more confused we become.  Scientists oppose their [...]

5 06, 2017

Help your business adapt to the consequences of climate change

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, the continent is the less…..” “Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the [...]

3 06, 2017

Hurtling towards extinction?

Figure 1: Image courtesy of www.pexel.com Many years ago I read ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ by Graham Hancock. I clearly remember one of the stories from the book. The story tells of a sophisticated civilization in Central America that dramatically disappeared. One of the theories as to the causes of the ‘extinction’ of [...]

1 08, 2016

Climate change and the South African response

The greatest environmental challenge facing the World in this century is global climate change. Referred to as Global warming, it encompasses disruptions of the World’s weather and climate patterns and impacts on rainfall, rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions. The greatest challenges are faced by the developing world as they are sometimes less equipped [...]

16 06, 2015

How can we begin to understand climate change when there are so many differing opinions

The Knowledge age places so much information in front us, none more confusing than climate change, global warming, extreme weather – and the ultimate survival of the planet. The debate scares me, the future looking grim, even though it will not ultimately affect me, because of my age, but it will my family – and [...]

20 01, 2015

What’s at Steak ?

Countless initiatives are on the go to reduce greenhouse gases, from reducing the burning of fossil fuels to giving up eating steak. Our favourite whipping boy may be coal-fired power stations, but there is increasing focus on cattle. Such a shift from industrial to pastoral may take you by surprise. But we are not talking [...]