Category Archives: Environment

USA: Texas blackouts explained: A gap between supply and demand

— Arctic weather shut down power plants as demand for heat surged, and the state’s grid is on its own

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Service trucks lining up after a snowstorm in Fort Worth, Texas.
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  • Half a million Texans were still without power Thursday morning as arctic weather pummeled the state.
  • The cold weather caused energy sources to go offline just as demand for electricity went up.
  • Climate change could make events like these more frequent, experts say.
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OPINION: GUYANA IS DISORDERED – By Peeping Tom

Kaieteur News – I hate to sound like V. S. Naipaul, but it is problem enough when you are a small country. Imagine, therefore, the problems that arise when you are a small, disordered society.
Guyana is a country with a small population. The small size of the society is further compounded by the ever-increasing disordered nature of the society. No matter what wealth is discovered within this small economic space, it is not going to benefit the population much, unless the disorders are ordered.

With each government, this task is becoming more difficult and two examples will suffice in explaining the dilemma which the government, and any future government, will face.    Continue reading

Climate Crisis Update – NOAA National Climate Report 2020 and UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020

CLIMATE UPDATE – PART TWO

By Rosaliene Bacchus

Continued from Part One: U.S. Re-engagement in a Warming World.

Moray House Trust: Guyana’s Oil: Priorities for 2021 – Virtual Event – January 16, 2021

Moray House Trust warmly invites to you to attend our fourth virtual event:

TitleGuyana’s Oil: Priorities for 2021

Panel: Dr. Vincent Adams, Dr. Janette Bulkan, Christopher Ram

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021
Time: 4.00 pm Guyana time [3.00 pm Toronto & New York, 8.00 pm UK].

Guyanese Patriots with a Passion for Progress — by Francis Quamina Farrier

— by Francis Quamina Farrier

While there are those Guyanese who say openly that they have given up on the country of their birth, there are those who not only “Talk the talk” but certainly “Walk the Walk” in a very positive way. So when last have you walked along the Main Street Avenue in downtown Georgetown and observed the renaissance taking place? There are citizens who are working diligently to make it more and more as pleasant a walk as possible for citizens and tourists as well.

One such citizen is businessman Stanley Ming. “The avenue along Main Street between Middle and New Market Streets, west of the President’s official residence, has become a very popular venue for photography during the year-round celebrations of weddings, anniversaries and special occasions.” noted Stanley Ming, the General Manager of Mings Products and Services Limited.        Continue reading

GUYANA: WEATHER: High waves with above normal high tides expected

Synopsis: 8 m/s to 12 m/s winds are currently being observed in the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Guyana’s coast. These windy conditions are expected to continue through Monday 4 January, 2021.

Associated conditions: These high winds are generating north-easterly to easterly waves with heights in excess of 3.0 m in open waters and with periods between 9 s and 12 s. The highest waves, in excess of 3.5 m (9 ft – 11 ft), are expected beginning tonight through Sunday afternoon.            Continue reading

VIDEO: The World in 2021: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

VIDEO: The World in 2021: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

The World in 2021 will start to look beyond covid-19: to the launch of an asteroid-smashing space probe, the next step in the fight against climate change and China’s supremacy at the box office. Here are five stories to watch out for listed below:  .  Continue reading

“Christmas Poem” by Brazilian Poet Vinicius de Moraes – From the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

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Brazilian Poet and Lyricist Vinicius de Moraes (1979-1980) Photo Credit: Vinicius de Moraes Official Website

My Poetry Corner December 2020, featuring the poem “Poema de Natal” (Christmas Poem) by Brazilian poet and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes (1913-1980), is dedicated to those among us who have lost a loved one this year to COVID-19.       

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GUYANA: CDB approves US$112 million to upgrade road linking Linden to Maburi Hill

GUYANA: CDB loans US$112 million; the UK contributes £50 million (US$66 million) grant; Guyana contributes US$12Million

Demerara Waves Friday, 11 December 2020

The project is the first phase of a wider plan to develop a transportation corridor from Georgetown, the capital city, to Lethem on the southwest border; connecting the Port in Georgetown with northern Brazil.        Continue reading

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

LIFESTYLE: Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S. – Video

CNBC – 2,737,599 views – Jan 9, 2020

What does it take to be happy? The Nordic countries seem to have it all figured out. Finland and Denmark have consistently topped the United Nations’ most prestigious index, The World Happiness Report, in all six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it.     Continue reading