Tagged: Pakistan

Energy Mirages and the False Hope of “Water Powered Cars” - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 06, 2012

This morning while perusing my news feeds I saw this article lamenting the state of scientific ignorance and bald political grandstanding in Pakistan. The specific item that prompted this lambasting of an entire country is the claim by one individual to be able the fuel cars using water – and the near unanimous support of [&hellip … Read More

Wake the world - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 24, 2010

This is a guest post by Anthony Giddens and Martin Rees. Giddens is a former director of the London School of Economics, a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and the author of The Politics of Climate Change. Rees is president of the Royal Society. This year has seen outbreaks of extreme weather in many regions [...] … Read More

From the Frying Pan into the Flood: Pakistan’s Worst Natural Disaster Unfolds (Pt I) - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Sep 02, 2010

Source: nationalgeographic.com “Amid Drought, Pakistan Prays for Rain”. That was the title of a National Geographic Daily News story published on 1 July, 2010. Since then, Pakistan’s scorching drought has indeed been remedied. Heavy monsoon rains over the past month have instigated widespread flooding, leading to the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. As … Read More

Lester Brown: Russian heat hits world grain supplies - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 13, 2010

One of the things that persuaded Gwynne Dyer that it was time to write his book Climate Wars was the realisation that “the first and most important impact of climate change on human civilization will be an acute and permanent crisis of food supply”. He’s not the only one to recognise that. Many of us [...] … Read More