While South African companies lead the world in disclosing their carbon emissions, they are doing little to lower them.
Plans for a new coal-fired power station are baffling in light of South Africa's agreement to decrease its emissions by 34% by 2020.
Researchers find that it is making them increasingly vulnerable to predators.
Conference on how to curb carbon emissions generates tonnes of the stuff.
China making huge strides in using green energy but coal consumption continues to increase.
Carbon-dioxide emissions hit a record high last year, the International Energy Agency has said.
Global carbon dioxide emissions dropped 1.3% in 2009 compared with the previous year, largely owing to the effects of the economic crisis.