Tag Archives: Global Concern

The Package of Decisions made at COP 17 in Durban 2011:

The Package of decisions known as the Durban Platform, centered around adaption, green climate fund, technology and strategies to support developing countries. Work will begin on this immediately under a new group called the Ad Hoc Working Group on the … Continue reading

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I will die for water

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Lewis Pugh on Karoo Fracking

This is the content of a short speech given on Friday night in Cape Town by Lewis Gordon Pugh OIG (a.k.a. the Human Polar Bear) about the proposed fracking for gas in the Karoo, by Shell. He received a sustained … Continue reading

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Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution

Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. It faces the looming threat of toxic water spewing out of idle mines as early as next year, unless government steps in to prevent an “environmental disaster”, Terence … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing planning in the Karoo

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, has been used since the 1950s to stimulate oil and gas wells. The process involves pumping a sand-laden slurry into a well and subjecting it to enough pressure that the rocks in the productive formation fracture, … Continue reading

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Get the frack out of my Karoo

Oh good, we’ve found a new way to ruin the environment Matthew Du Plessis: “Fracking” doesn’t mean what it used to mean. In the good old days, it was a wholesome substitute for an unprintable expletive – used to its … Continue reading

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What is Climate Change?

Outline of the potential problem of climate change and its cause as understood by the South African Weather Service The climate of the world varies from one decade to another, and a changing climate is natural and expected. However, there … Continue reading

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Phosphate in Washing Powder destroy Water Eco Systems.

Phosphate is a nutrient that is essential for plant growth and is found naturally in the environment. But the excess use of phosphates by humans is overloading our water bodies, which can lead to toxic algal blooms. Have a look … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horison Oil Spill

Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks have slowly reached as far as 12 miles into Louisiana’s marshes. According … Continue reading

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Dangers of Water

What is the Single Most Dangerous Use of Water? The most dangerous ‘use’ is the agricultural, industrial and municipal pollution that threatens human health. Pollution is very insidious because it  often happens out of sight and out of mind. The water … Continue reading

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