Clean electricity from invasive trees in Namibia?

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AlertNet) – The area around Otjiwarongo in Namibia’s heartland is a green sea of short, shrubby trees as far as the eye can see. While beautiful to some, this bush is an invader species and seen by ranchers as a dreaded pest that pushes out nutritious grasses. Since the 1950s, bad grazing practices […]

UN declares access to clean water a human right

UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly on Wednesday recognized access to clean water and sanitation as a human right. After more than 15 years of debate on the issue, 122 countries voted in favor of a compromise Bolivian resolution enshrining the right, while 41 abstained. Read More…

A Political View of CO2

For those interested in the study of climate – including its impact on society and society’s impact on it – 1972 was an extremely important year. In that year a collection of weather anomalies occurred adversely affecting global food production and therefore availability. At that time some blamed the food shortages on the weather. More […]

International Conference on Climate Change and People
(with a focus on Greater South Asia, from Kyrgyzstan to Bangladesh)

15-19 November 2010, Kathmandu, NEPAL The burning Issues on climate change and their impacts – many of which are effectively irreversible – will affect everyone on the Earth. Human health, patterns and intensity of precipitation, water and food supplies, energy supplies, and the viability of natural systems: all will be affected if Earth’s climate continues […]

Victory Gardens for

Green Victory Gardens for Africa is a partnership of like-minded people from all over the world who want to see change in the sustainable development of Africa through local level, measurable and sustainable interventions to reduce the impact of climate change on society and the environment. We strive to spread the word about climate affairs, […]

‘Good Skeptic’ on Climate Change & Society

April 14/15 2010 “You can call me a ‘good skeptic.’ I don’t buy everything the [climate] modelers say. I don’t buy everything the climate people say. I’ve worked with them for 40 years. I know where some of the Achilles heels are; some of the arguments,” states Dr. Mickey Glantz, the Director of the Consortium […]

STU Abstract

STU is designed as an approach to education that can support demonstrable increases in the level of scientific and general literacy of the public about current societal concerns related to weather, climate and water, regardless of age, location or prior level of education. It is available to all who have a desire for knowledge on […]

Our Vision

To serve the basic learning needs of all requires more than re-commitment to basic eduaction as it now exists. What is needed is an “expanded vision” that surpasses present resource levels, institutional structures, curricula and conventional delivery systems, while building on the best current practices. The idea behind the creation of a sparetime university™ (STU) […]

What does SpareTime mean?

Dictionary entry overview: • SPARE TIME (noun) The noun SPARE TIME has 2 senses: 1. time available for hobbies and other activities that you enjoy 2. time that is free from duties or responsibilities