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The language of science: Paleo edition

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I've developed an armchair interest in the so-called "paleo" diet. Among other things, my curiosity was piqued when Tim Noakes — one of South Africa's ...

International Energy Workshop in June

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Sweet news.I’ll be presenting my paper on electricity prices and water scarcity at this year’s International Energy Workshop, which will be held in…Cape Town...

Why do we pay tax on plastic bags?

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Because here’s why:<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xPphi3YES80" width="560"></iframe>Fo...

Climate mitigation as a secondary benefit

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But keep it quiet.I spent some time last week with the Dutch economist, Johannes Bollen, who was visiting my university to present his research on the “co-be...

Happy St Paddy’s

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