A dangerous path; a few steps forward, hundreds more back. As nations all over the world continue to strategize for economic comebacks after the Coronavirus pandemic, Kenyans have other problems to worry about. Why are their problems important to you? You might ask.

Well, it’s not their problems you should be concerned about, but their reactions to those problems. Recently, on July 1st, to be specific, Kenyan Households started paying more for cooking gas. This was after the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) levied a 16% Value Added Tax(VAT) on Liquefied Petroleum Gas beginning 1st July 2021. The tax charge will…


Spilling the Truth

Probably the only thing we remember about 2020 is Covid-19. The pandemic hit us so hard that some thought the end of the World was neigh. National leaders rushed to protect their people as face masks and sanitizers became the new normal. As we approached mid-2020, hundreds had already lost the battle to the pandemic while thousands were gasping for oxygen in intensive care units. Health ministries had to spend time advising people about the dos and don’ts. Shaking hands became ‘illegal’ and anyone who sneezed became a ‘suspect’. Every news outlet, in all languages, in almost…


There was a time when statements about development and energy were looked at from different perspectives but in the last few decades, the developing nations have been showing potential for renewable energy.

The Western world has industrialized over 200 years enjoyed enormous benefits from fossil fuels. The transition to a carbon-based economy liberated economies from age-old Malthusian constraints with select countries representing the worldwide population, burning fossil fuels enabled an era of explosive growth, introducing dramatic improvements in productivity, income, wealth, and living standards.

By tracing international financial flows to developing countries, the new SDG7 indicator aims to reinforce international…


As the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate, various sectors of the economy are confronting a different kind of menace. While vaccines for coronavirus are available and some of the treatments are showing signs of success, the potential human impact of the coronavirus outbreak is immense and a cause for global concern. We can expect to see a negative impact on all sectors of the economy, from the pharmaceutical industry to luxury good makers and beyond.

Here’s a comprehensive insight into the direct setback brought by the coronavirus outbreak across various industries. …


In the 21st century, climate change consequences for small islands include sea-level rise (SLR), tropical and extratropical cyclones, increasing air and sea surface temperatures, and changing rainfall patterns (high confidence; robust evidence, high agreement).

Small islands do not have uniform climate change risk profiles (high confidence). Rather, their high diversity in both physical and human attributes and their response to climate-related drivers means that climate change impact will vary from one island region to another, and between countries of the same region. In the past, this diversity in potential response has not always been adequately integrated into adaptation planning.

In…


Global carbon levels have been dramatically rising since the industrial revolution, the impact of this concentration increase is palpable. Icebergs are melting, islands are sinking, and planet-wrecking fossil fuels have remained dominant in the energy industry. With this bleak new reality, nations are finally starting to wake up. Renewable energy is becoming a key player in decarbonising our economies with several nations investing in sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar and nuclear.

2020 was a global turning point. It was the first year the European Union generated more electricity from carbon-free sources than polluting ones. Joe Biden won the…


Like the human body, the earth must maintain homeostasis. Nature has a delicate balance. Forests full of trees are essential for this balance, manufacturing the oxygen essential to all life, like the lungs of the earth.

But according, to NASA predictions, this delicate balance is now being threatened. According to their research, if deforestation continues at its current rate, there will be no trees left in a 100 years’ time. . Research suggests that 15.3 billion trees are chopped down every year. On average a 100 trees are cut every minute.

This rapid degradation has a detrimental impact on the…


If there’s one thing that’s for sure it’s this: climate change has threatened the very survival of mankind.

Governments and corporations alike now need to make sure that preventing further climate change is at the top of their list of priorities and step up their efforts to mitigate the damage caused by climate change, nationally and internationally. But when it comes to international mitigation, one question needs to be answered: are our existing customary international laws adequate and enforceable when it comes to preventing further climate change?

Hours after his inauguration, President Joe Biden re-entered the United States in the…


The United States of America has a reputation as a global powerhouse, a beacon of innovation, a superpower, but has today’s America failed to live up to this reputation?

Certainly, the U.S. still has power in the context of global politics. Trump pulling the country out of the Paris agreement had an undoubtedly negative impact worldwide, with some saying that the U.S.’s disinvolvement was a sign that agreement was doomed to fail. …


Faced with climate change, renewable technology will undoubtedly boost public health. But we battle with Covid-19 at this juncture. Vaccination process has already begun in several countries. In comparison, things are returning to normal. We do have a long way to go, though. We should speak of climate change and why environmental health in the world today before we start talking about renewable energy solutions.

In the term ‘climate change’ the global climate changes on earth are seen by the rise in average temperatures and irritable rainfall because of natural factors, and by the human intervention as well.

Building wind…

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