climate change

 
Polar ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
Polar ice the size of India vanishes in record heat
Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising...
Warming soil will release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide
Warming soil will release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide
The headline on this story was going to be “The soil is going to kill us”. Sans exclamation mark. But that would be irresponsible reporting,...
​SA lags behind as countries put forward their climate change plans
​SA lags behind as countries put forward their climate change plans
NEWS ANALYSISThere won’t be a COP meeting next year. After two decades of negotiations, the world got its climate agreement at COP21 in...
​Paris Agreement enables countries to develop local plans for fighting climate change
​Paris Agreement enables countries to develop local plans for fighting climate change
COMMENTThe 2016 United Nations climate conference ended on Friday with reaffirmation by nearly 200 countries of their “highest political...
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
​Cities need a concrete plan for flash floods
Six people died in Gauteng last week as a result of the province’s flash floods. Some were trapped in cars; others were caught in rivers that had...
​COP22 raises the question how SA will achieve its goals
​COP22 raises the question how SA will achieve its goals
COMMENTNearly 200 countries will convene in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday to advance progress made on the Paris Agreement on climate...
​Implementing the Paris climate agreement calls for big money
​Implementing the Paris climate agreement calls for big money
CLIMATE CHANGEBefore the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that will take...
​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...

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