Andreas Späth

The end of the Age of Coal

2016-04-25 11:36

We should celebrate any suggestion that the end of the Age of Coal is nigh. The writing is definitely on the wall – here are just a few recent developments that suggest that the coal industry is running out of steam.

No more tropical island paradise

2016-04-18 07:32 4256 views

If you live in a coastal city you might well have been a little perturbed by the prospect of the sea encroaching on your home more rapidly than previously predicted, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Your cellphone and gorillas – a bloody connection?

2016-04-11 13:55 1679 views

You might think there is absolutely nothing linking your cellular telephone to the fate of the world’s gorillas. Sadly, there may just be, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Said the one polar bear to the other...

2016-04-04 09:41 2168 views

Experts now believe that the Arctic will experience completely ice-free summers within the next 20 to 25 year, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

Are we consuming ourselves to death?

2016-03-30 12:11 1125 views

Who is to blame for the world going to an environmental hell in a hand basket, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Ooh, yummy: pesticides!

2016-03-14 12:47 2359 views

Folks who dismiss organic ways of farming in favour of conventional industrialised agriculture will tell you that the latter is simply the only way to grow enough food for everyone, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Protecting SA’s unique marine environments

2016-03-01 07:09 698 views

I’m often critical of the South African government’s environmental policies. They love fracking, nuclear energy and genetically modified crops. I don’t, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

 

In the fight against air pollution, pigeons beat drones

2016-03-22 12:02 702 views

Pigeons are much maligned everywhere. In many cities they’re considered vermin little better than rats with wings, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why is fracking still a thing?

2016-03-07 10:55 2316 views

Pumping millions of litres of water and a cocktail of dangerous chemicals into underground wells to liberate natural gas is a silly thing to do, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Let’s face it, we’re living on a drying planet

2016-02-22 12:44 1214 views

Life requires water – at least life as we know it. And on earth we’ve been spoilt with the stuff. But that’s never been the case for everyone, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

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