greening it up – thurs 21 june 07

Submitted by sproutingforth on Thu, 2007-06-21 12:01

pic:ecoenquirerpic:ecoenquirer10 years to save civilization. Six American scientists have issued an unambiguous warning to the world about the threat of global warming (not that we haven’t already been warned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC but considering the results of the recent G8 summit, it was obviously only luke warm!). A new report, headed by James Hansen, a leading expert for climate change science, is predicting that the nations of the world have a slim 10 year window to put some radical changes in place, or face catastrophe. [consciousearth]. View the complete report on the NASA website

SA’s R400bn nuke plan. If you weren’t already convinced that we’re being led a merry dance with Eskom’s proposed nuclear programme, think of the amount it’s going to cost us, the taxpayer – R400-billion. And that won’t even solve the energy crisis we now face. [IOL]

Algeria develops solar power. Holding a mirror up to South Africa’s nuclear energy plans, Algeria is planning to use its hot southern desert to develop solar power both for domestic use and export by 2015. [IOL]

Wind –powered cell phone charger a reality. A tent-mounted cell phone charger prototype has been designed for the Glastonbury festival, commissioned by the UK-based communications company Orange. Okay, it is a little bigger than the charger we're used to. [treehugger]