climate change

 
​Climate change will lead to competition for resources and drive ethnic violence
​Climate change will lead to competition for resources and drive ethnic violence
Climate change in this century will break down people’s ability to adapt to sudden disasters, and also create more of those environmental...
El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans
El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans
The world will be between 2.6°C and 3.1°C hotter than it should be by the end of this century. That will wipe out ecosystems and throw the...
Earth's climate system brings the heat with seven months of record-breaking temperatures
Earth's climate system brings the heat with seven months of record-breaking temperatures
October, November, December, January, February, March and now April – each month in the past year has been hotter than the last. The past seven...
Air pollution responsible for one in every eight deaths worldwide
Air pollution responsible for one in every eight deaths worldwide
Cooking and eating - caring for our families at home, moving on to work, school and markets, and then back home again. These are universal...
Intense heat will drive migration
Intense heat will drive migration
Climate refugees are already a reality. In Syria, a climate-exacerbated drought led to the migration of thousands of farmers into cities. This...
Climate change bad news for tea production
Climate change bad news for tea production
Camellia sinensis – the tea plant’s official name – is used to make the second-most consumed liquid on Earth, after water, with...
Polar bears in struggle to survive
Polar bears in struggle to survive
Polar bears are great swimmers. Their thick fur sends the water in easy ripples off their bodies and insulates them in subzero oceans. Big paws...
Can technological advances improve governance in Africa?
Can technological advances improve governance in Africa?
Unless good governance is demanded by citizens, it will not be consistently supplied by authorities. For Africa, the nature of the relationship...
A futuristic look: global warming heats up the planet
A futuristic look: global warming heats up the planet
It’s 42°C in Johannesburg. It was 43°C yesterday. My neighbour – a pensioner and avid fan of Star Trek – was taken away in an...
World a flaming disaster as Earth heats up
World a flaming disaster as Earth heats up
Let’s just admit the world is screwed. We’ve exhausted all hyperbole and exclamation-worthy sentences in the quest to capture the extraordinary...

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