New correspondent: Olusola Bamisile from Cyprus

Today the team of Cool Down The Planet started to roll out an international network of correspondents. We are proud to announce that Olusola Bamasile is ready for the kickoff. He is very motivated to help us find suitable subjects for video projects in his country.

Hi Olusola, can you introduce yourself?
My name is Olusola Olorunfemi Bamisile, I am a PhD candidate at Cyprus International University. I study Energy Systems Engineering with my research focus on renewable energy assisted multi-generation systems.

Why did you decide to study ‘renewable energy’?
With the rise in climate change effects and the rise in carbon emissions, i decided to study a renewable energy related course at post-graduate level in order to make the world a more inhabitable place for we humans. Also, I became more interest in this course when i realized that fossil fuels may finish soon if current rate of consumption is maintained.

How does climate change have an impact on Nigeria?
It is a well known fact that the average temperature of the world has increased over the last few years. This is also evident on Nigeria’s weather condition.
Nigeria being a country that depends a bit on hydropower, this climate change effect has affected the dams in recent year and the production of this systems has also dropped.

What do you consider is a strong quality of the Cool Down The Planet formula? What makes it a very promising tool?
The motivation given to students to come up with innovative projects that can help cool down the planet is one of the strong qualities of Cool Down The Planet formula. Young mind has always been the source of ground breaking research revolution generally. This means will not only bring about just one project but a lot of ideas will be gotten from this which can even be implemented at small scale level.