El Nino

 
​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...
​Aussie scientists give 1830 as the year when human-driven global warming kicked off
​Aussie scientists give 1830 as the year when human-driven global warming kicked off
The world was going through a natural warming cycle in 1830.
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
It has always rained by Heroes Day – the October 10 holiday that falls on Paul Kruger’s birthday. That certainty guided farmers. It meant the dry...
Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants
Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants
South Africa has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies, Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Wednesday, as the worst drought in living memory dries dams....
Surviving El Niño
Surviving El Niño
The worst drought in 35 years. Ruined crops. Livestock lying dead in parched river beds. The risk of torrential flooding and deadly mudslides on...
2015 hottest year on record - by far
2015 hottest year on record - by far
It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded, by a huge margin. The world is 0.75°C hotter than the long-term average, and 1°C hotter...
NGOs speak: Their most pressing humanitarian priorities for 2016
NGOs speak: Their most pressing humanitarian priorities for 2016
There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence – that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.
2015 on track to be the warmest year on record
2015 on track to be the warmest year on record
The world is now nearly 1°C hotter than it was before human beings started burning fossil fuels. While appearing small, that number is a big...
Earth's climate having a 'complete blowout'
Earth's climate having a 'complete blowout'
El Niño has gone off the charts. Literally. In record time, the phenomenon has significantly warmed the southern Pacific Ocean by 3°C. The...
Southern Africa facing El Niño drought risk
Southern Africa facing El Niño drought risk
An El Niño weather pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean is likely to bring drought to much of Southern Africa, hitting crop and livestock...

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