Today’s Solutions: October 05, 2022

Total number of posts: 22166

Trouble in the townships

Trouble in the townships

Blacks have only gotten poorer since the ANC has been in power in South Africa. Bearing pickaxes and pliers, the poor of South Africa are learning that if they want to rebuild their nation they will have to do it for themselvesPaul Kingsnorth | October 2003 issue A young man in a red T-shirt Read More...

Government Inc.

Government Inc.

New WTO negotiations, but the harmonisation of national regulations deals a blow to democracy. Marco Visscher | August 2003 issue When fresh World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations start in mid-September in Cancun Mexico they will include discussions on foreign investments. This could lead to a Read More...

Size six: The Western women

Size six: The Western women's harem

Fatema Mernissi was born in a harem, but her female counterparts in the West suffer an even harsher fate. An eye-opening new perspective on gender roles and the male-domination of the multi-billion dollar fashion industry. Fatema Mernissi | August 2003 issue ‘I was born in a harem.’ That Read More...

Argument 1: Clean air

Argument 1: Clean air

Every dollar invested to limit air pollution saves US$10 in healthcare costs. A car powered by hydrogen only emits water vapour: no pollution. | August 2003 issue Air pollution is the argument for the hydrogen economy. Air pollution generated by exhaust from factories and cars kills thousands of Read More...

Argument 2: Economic impulse

Argument 2: Economic impulse

The advent of the hydrogen car could prompt a wave of automobile sales comparable to the rapid spread of the mobile telephone. This innovation, which is associated with an important technological breakthrough, will provide an economic impulse. | August 2003 issue Much more inspiring than Read More...

Argument 3: Security

Argument 3: Security

Wealth in the modern world is based on oil. As a result, oil creates conflicts. Hydrogen doesn't have to be stolen; it is not a source of power struggles. Hydrogen is everywhere. | August 2003 issue Energy is the basis of wealth. The Roman Empire was founded on slave labour. Wealth in the modern Read More...

Argument 4: Division of wealth

Argument 4: Division of wealth

Hydrogen will not only supply the rich with energy. The same hydrogen fuel cell that provides power to a house in New York will also supply energy for a hut in a Delhi suburb. | August 2003 issue Television has projected a view of Western wealth to the furthest corners of the earth. The Read More...

Argument 5: Democratic energy

Argument 5: Democratic energy

Every car, home or landowner will become an electricity producer at the same time. Away with dependence on oil and electricity companies! | August 2003 issue3 Of course, the question remains: Who wants a revolution? The hydrogen economy promises to create a new world. Not only as regards Read More...

Argument 6: Global warming

Argument 6: Global warming

Finally, there is global warming, not the most powerful argument for launching the hydrogen economy. However, there is no disputing that climate change is responsible for numerous natural disasters. An economy based on hydrogen doesn't have that problem. | August 2003 issue Global warming is Read More...

High on hydrogen

High on hydrogen

It is possible, it is necessary: six arguments for a fast energy revolution.Jurriaan Kamp | August 2003 issue Politicians, the business community and protest groups rarely agree on important issues. Except this one: the current economy, founded on the polluting burning of fossil fuels, will be Read More...