The Running Commentary


Climate change agenda vs. Economics

Firstly though I would like to salute all of the activists and delegates from countries who fought so hard to keep the Climate agenda in the forefront of world news. While I thought that some of the “scuffles” were unnecessary, one must understand the passions in play.

350 PPM a message worth sharing!

Many scientists now believe the Arctic will be completely ice free in the summertime between 2011 and 2015, some 80 years ahead of what scientists had predicted just a few years ago.

Cartridge World….Green and Cash wise

I learned that it takes some 450 years for a laser cartridge to bio-degrade!


SA needs to learn to recycle and control usage urgently

I have just, this week, returned from a trip to the UK and France and was absolutely awestruck by just how second nature it has become for them to recycle. Single dustbins have been replaced by colour coded dustbins so that consumers simply dump their trash into the correct bin. While the cities are not necessarily…

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Whale Tragedy at Kommetjie

It was really sad hearing that the whales that had beached at Kommetjie beach on Saturday had to be euthanized. Listening to the news and reading the various articles about the saga it appears that this was the only option open to the authorities at the time. I understand that many attempts were made to rescue the whales…

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Environmental Upshot of the Global Crunch

I know that I have commented about this topic in the past, but I think that it is worth raising again.  Many of you will know that airlines have been cutting their flight schedules as a result of the downturn in the world economy. Recent reports suggest that that airlines, as a result of these…

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Remember your Pick ‘n Pay Green Bag???

Do you remember the R5,00 you paid for you green Pick ‘n Pay green bag, then you got the matching cooler bag!. You may have even bought 5 or 6 Green bags because you do bulk shopping.  Do you remember the guilt that you experienced the first time you forgot to take the bags with…

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At least mother nature must be breathing a little easier

In all of this calamity of the financial crises there is one segment that should be a little happier. The environmentalists…….Looking at the demand for oil and other resources tumbling means that the refineries and other industries should be slowing. This slow down, which appears to be going to last in the order of 12…

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We are to blame…..

Below an article that I stumbled, clearly now we can put to rest, if anyone still had any doubt, that we are causing the global warming that we are experiencing! The rise in temperatures at Earth’s poles has for the first time been attributed directly to human activities, according to a study.   The work,…

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Battery powered solutions coming to the for….

I picked up the article below about plans to build a huge network of battery recharging centres in Australia. While battery powered cars are nothing new, the point that this makes is that countries are needing to look seriously at alternative energy sources. This solution would appear to make sense, in that it is convenient…

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