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25 June 2017
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16 Jun 2017
 
 
 
 
Is science losing its authority?
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Scientists have, for a long time, been held in high esteem. Yet scientist struggle to effectively mediate evidenced-based outcomes in highly politicised and contested public policy issues, such as...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
New vision needed for conservation
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A friend of mine, Mark Halle, argues that the world of conservation is going nowhere and that a new vision is needed to take it out of its maelstrom. I agree and often solutions are not found in...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
Political entrepreneurship in the energy sector
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The expediency for rent-seeking that comes with large capital infrastructure projects is always lurking behind the scenes. The extent to which long fingers can grab as much as possible is largely...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
What can we tell of Eskom’s future from the Denton report?
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The debate on the independent power producer (IPP) programme can serve as a useful distraction, and power utility Eskom is exploiting it to the full. The problem is not the IPPs, and they never...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Going beyond the Limits to Growth debate
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The Limits to Growth (LTG) thesis was developed in the 1970s by a group of experts collectively called the Club of Rome. They used a computer (at that time, they did not have sufficient data or the...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Why the future need not be so bleak
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Sometimes environmental dystopia can obscure progress. As the global climate negotiation process moves along, it is interesting to see how the climate change and fossil fuel debate is beginning to...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Climate change in the Donald Trump era
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Donald Trump's Presidency will, no doubt, have a significant impact on the progress on collective action on the climate change front. The US President-elect has promised to rip apart any semblance...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
Decolonisation of science – what is it?
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A group of University of Cape Town students organised a panel discussion on the decolonisation of science, which is also another way of saying that science should be Africanised. The YouTube...
 
 
 
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