Kelvin Kemm

About Kelvin Kemm

Dr Kelvin Kemm is the CEO of Nuclear Africa, a nuclear project management company based in Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of CFACT. Dr. Kemm received the prestigious Lifetime Achievers Award of the National Science and Technology Forum of South Africa.

Alice in Wonderland science

Climate propaganda regularly demands we accept impossible science. “There's no use trying,” Alice said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Especially with the Doha climate change confab in full swing, taxpayers, newspaper readers – and anyone dreaming of a better life through reliable, affordable energy – deserves more honest reporting and more science-based energy and environmental policies than they have been getting.

By |2012-12-06T01:45:19+00:00December 6th, 2012|CFACT Insights|5 Comments

Does the UN have Africa in an emissions arm lock?

The rich kids are trying to push Africa around, bullying African countries into accepting their opinions and, even worse, adopting their “solutions.” Africa should resist the moral and psychological pressure being exerted on it to agree to binding limits on carbon dioxide emissions. Any such agreement would place African countries at the mercy of rich UN nations without any benefit accruing to Africa.

By |2012-12-04T11:34:51+00:00December 1st, 2012|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

Media ignore German coal plants, tout propaganda film ‘Fuel’

It is amazing how biased the international media is when it comes to reporting on energy generation, specifically electricity. In mid-August, Germany opened a new 2200MW coal-fired power station near Cologne, and virtually not a word has been said about it. This dearth of reporting is even more surprising when one considers that Germany has said building new coal plants is necessary because electricity produced by wind and solar has turned out to be unaffordably expensive and unreliable. In a deteriorating economic situation, Germany's new environment minister, Peter Altmaier, who is as politically close to Chancellor Angela Merkel as it gets, [...]

By |2012-09-17T11:13:29+00:00August 28th, 2012|CFACT Insights|2 Comments

After Rio – what next?

The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place.

By |2012-12-19T10:33:54+00:00June 29th, 2012|CFACT Insights, CFACT TV|Comments Off on After Rio – what next?

Rio wrapup: People matter (but not to the UN?)

The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus 20” comes from the fact that it took place twenty years after the first such conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. Between these dates, I was a delegate at the 2002 world environment conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ever since 1992 I have watched the eco-evolution taking place. There is a good side and a bad side. The good side is that general world environmental awareness has been enhanced. That is definitely good. But there is still so much to be done, especially in poor countries where [...]

By |2012-09-16T22:32:15+00:00June 29th, 2012|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Rio wrapup: People matter (but not to the UN?)

Commonsense wisdom from African farmers

If you want to learn what farmers think (and need), talk to African farmers – not to bureaucrats, environmental activists or politicos at the Rio+20 United Nations summit in Rio de Janeiro. You’ll get very different, far more honest and thoughtful perspectives.

By |2012-11-13T16:03:13+00:00June 13th, 2012|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Commonsense wisdom from African farmers

Commonsense wisdom from African farmers

If you want to learn what farmers think (and need), talk to African farmers – not to bureaucrats, environmental activists or politicos at the Rio+20 United Nations summit in Rio de Janeiro. You’ll get very different, far more honest and thoughtful perspectives. The recent (May 24) Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network conference in Pretoria, South Africa brought together delegates from agricultural communities in many African countries. FANRPAN’s primary objective is to improve food security in Africa, by ensuring that small-scale farmers can become more productive. Their obvious enthusiasm and commonsense views were heartening. FANRPAN chair Sindiso Ngwenya of [...]

By |2012-06-13T00:00:00+00:00June 13th, 2012|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Commonsense wisdom from African farmers

Dr. Kelvin Kemm on Kenyan TV

Dr. Kelvin Kemm, a South African nuclear physicist and CFACT advisor, explains on Kenyan TV that Africans need to greatly increase the availability of affordable electricity and do not need Europeans telling them "No."

By |2012-10-25T11:42:17+00:00January 20th, 2012|Videos|Comments Off on Dr. Kelvin Kemm on Kenyan TV

Speaking sense to power at the UN climate conference in Durban is reminiscent of Galileo

From my vantage point here in South Africa, I am aware of the momentum of the major build-up to the next big United Nations world environment conference, COP 17, which will be held in December, in Durban, the city where I went to school and university. I am honored to be part of CFACT's delegation to the Durban conference. We've certainly got our work cut out for us. We hear of ‘the road to Durban’ on international news broadcasts and, daily, people of all ranks are making comments on the issues to be addressed at COP 17. The conference organizers have [...]

By |2011-11-10T00:00:00+00:00November 10th, 2011|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Speaking sense to power at the UN climate conference in Durban is reminiscent of Galileo

DDT is a potent weapon against malaria

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA—South Africa is currently a world leader in malaria control and has achieved great success, particularly since reintroducing the use of DDT a number of years ago.I have had an interest in malaria for many years and, a few years ago, I was invited to write a chapter in a book published in London on Third World health. My chapter was on malaria and the wonder chemical DDT. DDT is not at all harmful, as so many activists have claimed.Malaria is both preventable and curable. Had the world invested as much effort into wiping out malaria as has been [...]

By |2011-05-23T00:00:00+00:00May 23rd, 2011|CFACT Insights|1 Comment
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