Andreas Späth

Will Eskom ignite the ground beneath our feet?

2014-04-07 08:58 29 comments | 3033 views

If you think that mining shale gas by fracking is the only innovative way the fossil fuel industry is planning to get at the carbon currently locked away under our feet, I’ve got news for you, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Greening the Defence Force

2014-04-01 14:52 6 comments | 941 views

The SANDF is a massive organisation with a large number of employees and considerable resources and (fire)power at its disposal, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Eco documentaries are propaganda!

2014-03-24 09:23 3 comments | 991 views

One of the comments I’ve heard from some people who’ve had a look at the programme for the Cape Town Eco Film Festival is that some of the movies we’ll be screening aren’t objective. I agree, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Hemp is not dagga!

2014-03-17 11:46 21 comments | 2575 views

isn’t hemp the same thing as marijuana? Nope, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Remote-controlled smartphone farming

2014-03-03 08:19 2 comments | 1702 views

I'm no fan of industrial agriculture, but that doesn't mean I don't believe that new technologies can't make the way we grow our food more sustainable, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Our warming oceans

2014-02-17 12:15 33 comments | 1326 views

Th ere is only so much we can expect the oceans to accomplish as we keep on spewing greenhouse gasses into the air, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


Killer whales and Khayelitsha toilets

2014-03-10 13:49 2 comments | 1842 views

What happens if you confine four-ton predatory whales to a tank that’s only marginally bigger than your typical public swimming pool? Well, the answer isn’t good, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Trashing nature for good

2014-02-24 12:22 14 comments | 626 views

"Collateral damage" is a well established concept in aspects of human behaviour, including the way in which we relate to the natural environment, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.

GMO 2.0

2014-02-10 13:00 8 comments | 953 views

The folks at your favourite agro-chemical giant Monsanto are at it again, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

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