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Covid 19; Disease Spread and care for the Earth

It is yet another Earth day commemoration. But this time for a lot of communities around the world, the events are being marked sombrely.  Nearly all of earth's human citizens, over 7 billion of us are hunkered in waiting for the worst of this deadly invisible virus to pass.
Lives have been lost, the global economy decimated as the disease now officially a pandemic continues to take no prisoners. At a time such as this, once the crisis is over we need to put aside our old ways of doing things. It has brought us immense benefits but also great harm. Our airs are polluted, watershed poisoned, some of the natural resources depleted to extinction. Unsustainable politico-economic system and population explosion being the major culprits. None is advocating communism but certainly, unregulated capitalism is equally as bad.
Some studieshave shown that deforestation pushes the spread of vectors. While epidemiologists are still working their way to understanding the novel virus; perennial hos…
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5G is not the Enemy

Around and present, surrounding us, every time and all times are rays bound together in electric and magnetic fields called electromagnetic radiation. They travel at the speed of light. Nothing goes faster than their energies in a vacuum. It is as normal as the rain, our oceans, the sky, rainbows, animals, etc except, unlike these other objects we can’t see the full length and breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum. The part of it we can see called light makes a tiny part of the whole. The seven parts of the spectrum in ascending frequency are Radio wave, Microwave, Infra-red, Light, Ultraviolet, X-ray, and Gamma-ray.
The theoretical equations linking electricity and magnetism had been made in 1873 by James Clerk Maxwell. So, when Henrich Hertz first discovered radio waves in 1886, giving proof to Maxwell’s equation he thought no more of it. It was G. Marconi who in 1896, would get a patent for its use and deploy it towards wireless communication.  It transformed the world. 
Thence, rad…

3 Minutes of Hope the Earth needs

Optimism is better than despair  -Jack Layton

April, 22 each year is marked as earth's day. While June, 5 is World environment day. Here, are three videos celebrating positivity, and the action allied with movement, necessary on the climate front.

Enjoy!!!


1. From the '1million women' Facebook page; an all in one big and small steps we can all make to support the environment






2. Composting is the new deal. The browns and greens chucked together can replenish the soil and reduce food wastage. But, is there more we can add





    3. The Facebook page of the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland is a favorite of mine. With over 6 Million people subscribers, it provides a daily feed of progressive and informative content almost unrivaled. For the eco-conscious individual, this reuse of plastic by the Indian engineers sets the heart racing (and cars running smoothly)  




2015 Paris Climate Accord

On December 12, 2015, the world did something remarkable. Nearly 200 nations across the seven continents came to an accord. In Le Bourget, France, the event now known as the Paris agreement was birthed. From Kiribati to Kampala, there was a loud cheer for a collective victory. Even though it fell short of what some hoped, to address the climate question of our time, it nonetheless set a tone for engagement and positive action and an indication, business as usual, would not continue.


Key components of the Paris accord as contained in article 2 are;

to ensure global average temperature remains below 2.0 C(3.6F) above pre-industrial times and work towards more ambitious cuts of 1.5C(2.7F) above pre-industrial timesdeploy measures to live with the present effects of climate change while adapting mechanism and measures going forward that are eco-friendly, climate resilient and which does not sacrifice food sufficiencyprovide financial support to back the adoption of green technology and clim…

Primer on Climate change, Global warming and other related matters

The wildfire burning in California, USA, heat waves in Delhi, India, diminishing biodiversity in Upper Guinea and land loss due to sea levels rise in the Caribbean.
Climate change and global warming are no longer esoteric concepts. Their effects have immediacy in our daily lives. We constantly check the weather reports.  Build on highlands. A country moved its entire capital to avoid the consequences of climate change. The insurance industry coopts climate models and reports in assessing premiums.  You have to be under the proverbial rock to not have come across one climate-related issue or weather reports of flooding or drought. Whatever reports you have read relating to climate change; brace yourself more will be coming. We are not making as many changes as required to stem the ugly way nature is been treated. Many still treat climate crises as something that can wait. A secondary inconvenience. The business of humans first.

The truth is as humans have moved at a breakneck pace in exp…

Rainwater low-cost collection system (Africa)

I use the gradient of your roof, any water collector of choice and some minimal plumbing. What am I? 
If like me you are lucky to live in the tropics where the sky literally empties down nearly half the year then you should consider installing a water collection system. It is simple, straightforward and easy to install There are different kinds, types, and shapes. But the one I will talk you through was installed in under an hour; from the market to the marked spot outside the building. 

If you think water is an infinite resource, you might want to have a rethink. In 2018, Capetowners woke up to a harsh reality where their city was staring down the barrel(an empty one).
Cuts had to be made, and everyone chipped in to avoid ground zero; a situation of doom where the city's water supplies would have been turned off. 

My city Abuja lies a mere 627 miles (1008km) of the equator and so it can be very hot, humid and wet here. Here are the steps to setting-up my water collection.
1; The hunt …

President Trump and the Environment

Donald J. Trump was sworn in on 20th January 2017 and immediately set to work dismantling the environmental landmark policies of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Obama presidency will be fondly looked back on from the angle of environmental issues. He worked tirelessly to protect the America public and its air, sea, and land from the effects of pollution, coal addiction, land degradation and set America on the path of renewable energy. On the eve of his completion of tenure, Obama designated two areas, in Utah and Nevada as national monuments. The total area of the new Protected sites, the Bear Ears National Monument and the Gold Butte measure well over 1.6 Million acres (647497 ha). In his eight years in office, President Obama has put such seal on 29 national monuments to protect them.
On the environmental issues of our time, Trump is not hard to pin down. He has professed love for the environment, but his actions belie those words. The support for more digging for coal and more dril…