Climate Change Action Funding

The more I look into climate change action the more I realise this is a tremendously complex process involving most countries and essentially a process where politics rules. Dominating the whole process are a number of factors, the chief of which could be said to be the science of climate change, the actions needed for… Continue reading Climate Change Action Funding


South African Water Crises

Drought concerns have to some extent shifted from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, influenced by the plight of Port Elizabeth (PE) and neighbouring towns and the low level of its important Kouga Dam feeder, currently at 6.8% of capacity (15% a year ago). Fortunately, and not typically commented on, PE is not reliant… Continue reading South African Water Crises

Expatriate British Pensions Update February 2018

The draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 was debated by the Commons on 5  February. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Kit Malthouse) confirmed the commitment to the triple lock guarantee for the duration of the present parliament allowing a 3% increase in the state pension. This takes it to £125.95… Continue reading Expatriate British Pensions Update February 2018