Andreas Späth

Humanity shoots itself in the foot

2015-06-29 12:00

Industrial civilisation’s disconnect from the natural world is baffling, especially from a species that is supposedly the only one capable of rational thought, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Nutellagate

2015-06-22 12:00 1 comments | 2506 views

Nutella is big in my life, but I never thought that my Nutella obsession would ever intercept with my interest in the environment, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Climate Change: China to the rescue?

2015-06-15 09:48 7 comments | 928 views

Can China become rich and industrialised while severing the umbilical cord between economic growth and fossil fuels, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

China in the Cape - the avian connection

2015-06-11 09:47 329 views

A study revealed a previously poorly understood China-Africa link that has been in place for hundreds of years. But it’s not what you think, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Let’s stop paying obscene subsidies for coal, oil and gas

2015-06-01 07:36 7 comments | 2599 views

Critics of renewable power sources like solar and wind energy will tell you that the industry wouldn’t be able to exist if it wasn’t government subsidies. There is some truth to this, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The efficacy of trading rhino horn debunked

2015-05-21 14:47 980 views

A group of local and international experts converged in Cape Town to discuss the legal and illegal trade in endangered wildlife.

Bi-polar meltdown

2015-05-11 07:25 2 comments | 1877 views

The state of the planet’s environment is a depressing thing. Nowhere more so than at the most remote top and bottom of the world, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

 

Dear Elon Musk: Please come home!

2015-05-25 13:08 34 comments | 4794 views

South Africa needs your help, so won’t you please lend us just a fraction of your spark to get us out of a spot of bother we’re in, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth in a letter to Elon Musk.

New government plan promotes canned lion hunting and trade

2015-05-18 15:45 7 comments | 1641 views

A newly released document establishes an official, government-supported framework for the commercialisation and growth of captive lion breeding, canned lion hunting and the trade in lions and ‘lion products’ in South Africa, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Fracking – let’s not

2015-05-04 09:46 8 comments | 736 views

One of the things about bad ideas is that they almost never miraculously turn into good ones, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

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