Scientists link La Niña climate cycle to increased diarrhea

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health A study in Botswana by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists finds that spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhea in young children are associated with La Niña climate conditions. The findings published in the journal Nature Communications could provide the basis for an early-warning system that…

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Climate alarmist banks go carbon-colonialist

Africa must move forward without them, using fossil and nuclear energy to build prosperity By Paul Driessen and David Wojick Africa has the world’s lowest electrification rate. Its power consumption per capita is just 613 kilowatt-hours per year, compared to 6,500 kWh in Europe and 13,000 in the United States, African Development Bank (AfDB) President…

Gaming their way to sustainable development

Norwegian University of Science and Technology Serengeti National Park is home to a breath-taking array of wild animals, from lions to elephants and migrating wildebeests. But an equally important part of this ecosystem is the local people living on the fringes of the area. They will be the ones most affected by government management decisions.…

Energy-starved Africa looks to India for nuclear reactors

From live mint Updated: 18 Nov 2019, 12:55 AM IST Utpal Bhaskar climate change has affected Africa’s conventional hydropower generation capacity As demand load is low, India’s pressurized heavy water reactor of 220MW unit size fits the bill NEW DELHI : As part of India’s strategy to expand its footprint in Africa, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is…

Eco-imperialists impose a biomess on Africa

Instead of cutting forests and burning dung and charcoal, shouldn’t Africa have cheap electricity? Duggan Flanakin China, India, Vietnam and other nations are using more and more oil, natural gas and coal every year to electrify and modernize their nations, create jobs, and improve their people’s health, living standards and life spans. Why in this…

Electricity in the realm of the Lion King

Small Modular Reactors, especially Pebble Bed Modular Reactors, are Africa’s best future Dr. Kelvin Kemm Hydro power is a good way to generate electricity. In most political circles, it is considered environment-friendly because it does not produce carbon dioxide, and it is not complicated. Norway has extensive hydro and can claim to have very green…

Sanity and humanity return to the World Bank?

Extreme greens grouse, but African and other poor families see hope in David Malpass Paul Driessen President Obama infamously told Africans they should focus on their “bountiful” wind, solar and biofuel. If they use “dirty” fossil fuels to raise living standards “to the point where everybody has got a car, and everybody has got air…

​What natural disasters should teach us

Hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels Steven Lyazi I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms.…