Monday, November 4, 2013

Dengue Fever and Climate Change

This is an interesting article referencing an article in the British medical journal the Lancet (the original article can be found here. It shows how the population which are at risk from dengue fever will expand due to global warming. Take a good look at the map to see the effect.

Friday, October 25, 2013

New (special) Semester

Welcome new to students to another semester of Environmental Science. To start off the semester take a look at these pictures. (Remember click on the highlighted words to go to the link)

The pictures show how the different environmental ethics are at play. It shows how much damage can be done by large hydroelectric dams.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Welcome new students

Welcome to my new students in Environmental Science.

As a starter there is an interesting BBC article on the issue of a dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. The dam is opposed by the downstream users Egypt and Sudan. These two countries claim to have a right to 90% of the Nile's flow. This is an example of what is known as a transboundary water issue. There is a similar problem in SE Asia with respect to the Mekong River.