Andreas Späth

Is the future of cars green?

2014-12-09 07:37

Does the future of transportation involve an inexhaustible fuel that produces pure water vapour as its only emission, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The Great Seawall off China

2014-12-01 12:57 6 comments | 2361 views

An system of seawalls has been built along the coast of mainland China. Its function is to reclaim land from the ocean and put it to profitable use in the country’s ballooning economy, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The green economy works

2014-11-24 16:10 5 comments | 610 views

The prospect of a planet not wrecked by climate chaos is enough of an incentive to have us move from our existing fossil fuel driven economy to a greener alternative, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Are you financing the fossil fuel industry?

2014-11-17 08:12 10 comments | 822 views

Your money may well be helping to fund the global fossil fuel industry that’s at the heart of the problem, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Who is exterminating Africa’s elephants?

2014-11-10 12:35 7 comments | 1364 views

If we can’t save Africa’s elephants, what chance do we have of saving anything else, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth

Prozac is not for the birds

2014-10-28 09:29 1295 views

Ecology is complicated. It’s often extremely difficult to forecast exactly what impact our actions today will have on the state of the environment tomorrow, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth

The personal is ecological

2014-10-13 08:24 3 comments | 404 views

Should the emphasis in trying to fix the world’s ecological problems be on individuals altering their behaviour or on changing the entire ‘system’, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.


Fracking the ocean

2014-11-03 14:00 5 comments | 1875 views

Offshore fracking shares many of the risks inherent in fracking on land and adds others that are unique to the marine environment, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

What does fracking smell like?

2014-10-20 10:24 5 comments | 1584 views

With fracking for shale gas likely to become a reality in many parts of South Africa, it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to ask. Does fracking have an odour, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Why Russian nukes are good for us

2014-10-06 09:06 18 comments | 6268 views

I was surreptitiously handed a secret memo from a clandestine meeting between South African energy power brokers and a the Russian atomic energy agency, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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