Category Archives: Climate Change

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

All you need is fog. Here’s how to extract water from the air. It’s a low-tech, cheap way to get fresh water as it becomes increasingly hard to find in many parts of the world.

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Our Glaciers are vanishing

For millions of people glaciers are a major store of fresh water, collecting in the winter and then melting in the hotter dry season and keeping rivers flowing, farmers farming and cities supplied with drinking water. This is much more … Continue reading

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Why do some Megastorms kill more people in some countries than others?

How is it that the same megastorm can take so many lives in one country, while just across the border people survive the chaos and devastation? And as the frequency and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and hugely destructive storms seems … Continue reading

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Weird Weather. Can bio-tech feed Africa?

The climate is changing and droughts are getting worse. Food riots have become an all too familiar response to shortages and rising prices. Does science have the answers?

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Weird Weather: Can Africa be self-sufficient in rice production?

Global supplies are under pressure as our weather changes. Food prices rise, people go hungry. Can Africa grow enough of its own to meet demand?    

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Crops like water. And in more and more places there isn’t enough.

Our climate is changing, droughts are more severe and last longer. A regional drought can be a global disaster prompting food riots in distant countries. Was Australia’s decade long drought a taste of the future? It ended 2-3 years ago … Continue reading

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The weather is changing. Are you?

Is drought the new normal? Australia, California, large areas of Africa and Central & South America, India and more are suffering. In Australia, the Millennium Drought was a disaster for the Murray River that rocked food prices around the world. … Continue reading

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