This year is set to be 0.1°C warmer on average than 2014, thanks to an unusually strong El Niño warming the Pacific Ocean and the world's climate.
Readers write in on critique on President Zuma and on climate policy.
More than 60 mayors have signed a declaration with Pope Francis pledging to do their part in taking action against man-made climate change.
Big industry continues to reject government proposals on climate change policy, including the introduction of a carbon tax and emissions limits.
The OECD has warned that coal-fired power stations will release half of all the carbon that humanity can safely emit and alternatives must be found.
The impacts of climate change will reverse decades of progress on improving world health and will be keenly felt by children, writes Sipho Kings.
Readers write in about climate change, capital export and Marikana.
A Dutch court has ruled in favour of citizen's demands that the country be more ambitious in lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
The Pope has called for a transformation of how the world is run in order to confront climate change and environmental degradation.
Without hops, there can be no beer - and South Africa's hops farms are in serious trouble because of climate change.
The G7 countries have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels this century, in a significant step towards a global agreement in Paris in November.
The failure to curb carbon emissions could see a catastrophic 6°C rise in temperature by the end of the century.
A study estimates about 5 500 of these ice sheets could vanish by 2100, affecting millions of people.
Surviving climate change and its effects on small-scale and self-sufficient farmers depends on political will at national and international levels.
A meaningful agreement at this year's UN climate talks in Paris is unlikely, despite evidence of climate change and the fact that there is no plan B.
Scientists warned on Earth Day that we need to leave most of our remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground to prevent climate change disaster.
Rajendra Pachauri has denied any wrongdoing, and claims that his email account and cellphone were hacked.
Many environmentalists criticise geoengineering for suggesting a simple techno-fix for global warming. But it may have a more sinister side.
Some climate change deniers in the United States Senate have realised they are increasingly out of step with the public.