Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Water crises in Cape town is the wake-up call for the whole world!

Cape town has currently experienced a severe drought! But fierce restrictions on the usage of water have pushed back Day Zero until twenty nineteen. Day Zero will occur when the combined level of Cape Town’s dams will reach the level of 13.5 percent. In order for the dams to reach sufficient levels again, officials in the city will take full control over water supplies on this day by switching off all the taps in the city – and when they say all taps they literally every single tap! The residents will then have to queue at a water collection point for their reduced quota of 25 litres a day to obtain water! The current dam level is 21.9%. Day Zero was expected this April, but now according to officials the day is likely to occur in 2019.  

Water crises in Cape town is the wake-up call for the whole world!


The important question is what caused the water crisis?

One of the major reason is a drought caused by insufficient rainfall over the last three years, and low water level in dam. Another prime reason is the rapidly growing population and heavy agricultural usage.

Cape Town has its history of droughts, yet what appears to have played a role in making this one much longer this time is the climate change! And this factor is likely to play a part in future droughts too, both in South Africa as well as around the world.

Future isn’t just Cape Town’s!

The point to ponder is that future isn't just Cape Town's.  Water crises in Cape Town is a wakeup call for the whole world. It’s a scenario that isn’t just limited to Cape town, yet cities around the globe may face the same and should prepare for running out of water according to the experts.

It might be difficult to comprehend exactly how cities around the globe could be in danger of a water shortage when nearly 70 percent of the world is comprised of the resource. The obvious reality, notwithstanding, is that the percentage of fresh water most likely just adds up to around 2.5 percent. And even then, a critical amount is locked up in the form of ice and snow, which implies that only 1 percent of all freshwater is effectively accessible to the worldwide populace.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hashem Al-Ghaili - A man from Yemen, studied in Pakistan and Germany and became science super star Now!

It takes courage and confidence for an eighteen-year-old to resist his parents’ requests to not to apply for scholarship abroad and work on the family farm instead, but the teenager had other plans for his life. He, despite all the resistance, went abroad to get a degree and forged a new path. Today, that teenager is a well-known science communicator and has a Facebook page running with a fan base of 22 Million! If you still haven’t guessed it yet, then here you go; we are talking about none but, the great Science Super star of Facebook Hashem Al-Ghaili.

Hashem Al-Ghaili


Hashem Al-Ghaili hails from Yemen. He is a video producer and science communicator. Back from childhood he had immense love for science but sadly for him in Yemen, a child’s fate is decided by his/her parents. It wasn’t easy for Hashim to convince his father that he wasn’t interested in farming, yet his passion lied in Science and h wanted to pursue a career in it.

He chose the hard way and decided to apply for scholarship. He traveled to the capital, Sana to fill out the paperwork to apply for a scholarship from the Ministry of Education. He didn’t let this father become aware of this act as he recalls,

“If I’d told my father about it he wouldn’t have approved, so I just went.”

The endeavour proved worth the risk. He earned a scholarship for bachelors of biotechnology at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan from government. Though it was a move which wasn’t supported at all by his parents!