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Will the next war be fought for Water?

This might appear ridiculous for the Western people that we are, but a war could arise for water in the next decades.

Indeed, even if 70 per cent of the Earth is covered of water, … 369 more words

Non Classé

Decentralized Power Coming Soon to NYC?

Last week, NY officials put out an order that lays the groundwork for a long-overdue restructuring of New York’s energy distribution. The initiative, called REV (reforming the energy vision), highly restricts large energy distributors like ConEd from providing solar energy. 368 more words

Student Work

It might be possible

Probably won’t quite manage it, but it might be possible to limit temperature rise to 2 degrees. I accept the arguments around whether this is a helpful objective or the right number. 1,224 more words

Climate Change

Paradoxically, price comparison sites may be making everything online more expensive

The theory goes like this: the internet, with its wealth of choice, allows shoppers to compare prices, and get the best deal. Because trawling through the online pages of different outlets is onerous, price comparison websites sprang up—to help shoppers find goods and services cheaper, and quickly. 366 more words

Surviving ESKOM power cuts…

We are proud South Africans… We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, we are surrounded by helpful and friendly people, but we have a problem… 609 more words


Does stigma work?

Psychology of food choice: Challenging the status quo

Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating. The symposium, “Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice,” includes four presentations that tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help children and teens. 79 more words

Behavioral Economics