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Fly to the moon for global water security?

Climate change is an issue which bombards our ears each day with politicians jumping on new statistics to sensationalize political debate and draw public support. Gordon Brown recently gave us a limited time to live as the malignant cancer of big carbon footprint consumer consumption drains the plant of it resources and eats away our precious and protective atmosphere.

Guy Laliberte’s PR journey to space to promote global water storages highlights the impact of many climate change conference which, in reality consume enormous resources and produce masses of “hot air”. These events gather the converted to pat each other on the back while they present their latest findings and do little to offset the environmental cost of their journey and less to benefit the planet or the global poor.

As individuals we can make a real difference. We recycle and install low energy bulbs, but let’s be honest we are massive consumers and let’s be even more honest we want to improve our income so that we can consume even more, this is why it is important to make lifestyle choices when we consume.

Take the simple example of my product. It is not unique or particularly new, but for each 120 people who choose it a single tree remains in the forest and nearly 3000 litres of water are saved. This single tree provides environmental benefits such as long term storage of carbon dioxide in other forms of carbon, recycles water and prevents soil erosion reducing flooding and mud slides.

Bede Products is a suite of low cost paperless language dictionaries which can be installed and utilized on devices you already own. Designed for travelers and language students, the software translators are supported on a wide range of mobile phones and PDA which supports java applications and popular games consoles which can be installed with freely available java runtimes.

This week the Kindle, an eBook reader from Amazon, was released into the English market. It can be used to store a library of books and is aimed to give the owner a paper feel when they choose eBooks over paper. I don’t think you can replace the feel of paper with an electronic book, which weighs pretty much the same as a book, but again it is about making these lifestyle choices. The eBook market in Japan makes up nearly 40% of publication sales. On the Bede Products website we are building a library resource of references to freely downloadable eBooks to compliment the suite of language software.

These products are not going to save the planet alone, but just like the use of low energy bulbs and turning off the tap when you brush your teeth we reduce our consumption of resources and leave more for our children and our planet.

Bede Key PhD.

Top 10 Tips for World Cup 2010

Going to South Africa for the World Cup 2010 you are likely to need a dictionary on your mobile, at the very least to gloat after your country has won or to communicate with your new life partner who shares your passion for football.

At Bede Products we have dictionaries which will help you communicate with supporters from all the countrys that will be competing for the World Cup 2010.

Australia, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Honduras, Mexico, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, New Zealand, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.

Already sorted out your communication tools here’s our Top 10 Tips to help you enjoy the World Cup 2010.

1.  That Book You Really Wanted To Read – save paper and put it on your mobile device

Bede Products has a resourse of eBooks available for free download. These vary from Classics to Mythology and includes Dream Psychology Psychoanalysis for Beginners – how can you interpret your dream of England, Australia, The USA or your nation of winning the world cup… perhaps Freud would interpret this is some bizzare way!!

2.  Reading Glasses – yeap those mobile device screens are very small

Although it is winter in South Africa during the World Cup 2010 don’t forget your sunnies too! Not using glasses don’t forget your contact lens solution.

3.  Nail Scissors – but remember to check them in.

For all those nailbitting matches don’t forget your nail scissors to keep your manicure still looking good.

4.  Umbrella – it always rains on holiday

Remember it’s winter in South Africa for the World Cup 2010, but much of the country is hot dry and sunny… a brolley doubles as an effecting sun block, but don’t dismis the chance of rain.

5.  That Thing That Charges Up Your your devices and camera.

You don’t want it to run out when you need it the most. The electric plug type for South Africa is similar to that of Europe and much of Asia, but three pin earthed, pretty much like your rasor with an extra pin.

6.  A Torch

In South Africa don’t be caught out if there is a power failure. If you are visiting rural areas during your stay in South Africa there may not even be power!

7.  Telephone Number Of The Credit Card Fraud People

Security it South Africa has improved unrecongisably during the last 20 years, but be careful when you give out your credit card details and be cautious of where you walk at night after you have had a drink.

8. Ointments for your athletes foot / eczema / piles

Incest repelant is a must, but often the best way to protect yourself is to keep yourself covered in the evenings and use a mozi net at night. Aim not to get bitten and avoid watching your country in the final from a hospital bed.

9.  Hangover Remedies or just risk another drink!

Hangovers are caused by dehydration and vitimin C deficiency. After a day in the sun take a long cool fruit drink just before you go to bed. An English Breakfast with coffee and orange juice is a well known cure.

10.  The Address For Logging Onto Your Work Email – not!!!

Having said that bear in mind the travel issues caused by the volcanic ash from Iceland for the Northern hemisphere, you may need your log on information for internet banking or just to let your boss you’ll be on holiday for another week!!!