World Cup 2022: Just how many have died so Qatar can host this winter’s tournament?

Rup Chandra Rumba was a 27-year-old scaffolder from Nepal working on a World Cup 2022 stadium site when, in 2019, he died of ‘cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause’. Mr Rumba, who had a medical certificate saying he was healthy, died in accommodation not cleared as fit for human habitation. Through no fault of … Read more

Ramping Up Renewables Won’t Save The World From A Cold Winter

We usually don’t think about the wonderful service fossil fuels provide in terms of being a store of heat energy for winter, the time when there is a greater need for heat energy. Figure 1 shows dramatically how, in the US, the residential usage of heating fuels spikes during the winter months. Figure 1. US … Read more