Tag Archives: Dr Janaka Ratnasiri

When Worlds Collide #64: Good Governance for Clean Energy

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 28 April 2013 One of my favourite cartoons on energy is one drawn years ago by Australian cartoonist Ron Tandberg. It shows two men standing on … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #34: Ozone/Climate Nexus – From Shattered Sky to a Warming Planet

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 23 September 2012 “Why don’t the greenhouse gases escape through the Ozone Hole?” The misperception of the TV viewer in this cartoon (which first appeared in … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #24: Kicking Lead in Petrol – Lessons for Cleaning up Dirty Diesel?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 15 July 2012 My column last week – about World Health Organisation confirming diesel fumes cause lung causer – elicited many responses. Some cautioned that phasing … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #17: We are All Children of the Monsoon!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 27 May 2012 For the past few days, while enduring Colombo’s heat and high humidity, I’ve been hoping for a timely monsoon. A billion and a … Continue reading

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