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When Worlds Collide #61: Climate Change – Adapt Now or Perish Later!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 7 April 2013 As Sri Lanka sizzles in April heat, some ask: is this due to global warming? Well, not exactly: high temperatures are typical for … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #59: Seeking Clarity in Murky Waters

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 24 March 2013 When it comes to collectively and rationally managing our freshwater, many Lankans seem to suspend their good judgement. Any passing conspiracy theory, no … 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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