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A grim future of extreme weather

Unpredictable and unbearable heat waves, floods and rain set to wreak havoc in Africa

Climate change is fuelling social tensions and conflict

Governments need to understand how environmental conditions affect migration and economy

Even superpowers can’t handle superstorms

Before we get to the response to Cyclone Idai, it is worth reminding ourselves about how richer countries respond to similar natural disasters.

Change for climate a risky business

South Africa must adapt rapidly if it is to mitigate the negative effects of the low-carbon transition

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as well as in surrounding areas

Talk is cheap, but it’s better than nothing

The catastrophe in Burma has provided a good reason for the United States and others to insist on access to the secretive state.

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