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Climate Change Denialism

Climate Change Denialism

“Climate’s changed before”, “There is no consensus”, “It hasn’t warmed since 1998”, “Arctic ice melt is a natural cycle”, “Climate scientists are in it for the money”, “It’s a natural cycle”, “Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated”, “IPCC graph showing accelerating trends is misleading.” It’s not only President Donald Trump and his administration that doesn’t believe in climate change and think it’s a hoax. It turns out that this stubborn mindset goes back to former President, Ronald Reagon. The Democratic…

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SKOLSTREJK FOR KLIMATET

SKOLSTREJK FOR KLIMATET

Skolstrejk for Klimatet is Greta Thunberg’s campaign to achieve awareness about climate change an overview of what she has achieved so far. SKOLSTREJK FOR KLIMATET (school strike for climate), this slogan has had an incredible ripple effect for not only students but also governments worldwide. The person responsible for all this? A 16 year old girl named Greta Thunberg, born in Stockholm – Sweden. While learning about climate change at school at the age of 11, Greta, became overwhelmed with…

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Energy for the Future and its greener outcomes

Energy for the Future and its greener outcomes

Protestors plan to shut down Heathrow Airport! This was a headline in one of the newspapers the other day. Climate Change activists were out in full force on the streets of London last month, one of the demands were calling on governments for better renewable energy strategies. lets take a look at Energy for the Future and its greener outcomes Coal, crude oil and firewood and methods for using wind and water power provided the whole energy demand. Watermills and…

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Climate Change Today

Climate Change Today

Over 100 dead from a heatwave, landslides and flooding in Japan 50 dead from wildfires in Greece Forest fires in the Arctic Circle Hottest temperature ever recorded in Africa: 51.3C in Ouargla, Algeria. This is but a taste of what has been happening around the world in the past couple of years. Just in Cape Town alone I have seen changes in the sea levels. In 2010 when I first moved here, I would jog along the promenade, the waves…

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A Climate in Crisis – Fire ad Ice

A Climate in Crisis – Fire ad Ice

Have you noticed the weather being a little bit warmer or cooler than usual lately? Or how about bigger rain/snow storms. Our earth’s climate is changing, its been changing for over 4.6 billion years. However this period of change is being sped up by the way we live, this has developed a climate in crisis. A Climate in Crisis and Weather An array of extreme summer weather events in recent years including the 2003 European Heat Wave, the 2010 Pakistan…

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