El Nino

 
Earth faces climactic moment
Earth faces climactic moment
Twelve years — that’s how long we have to make fundamental changes to the way we do things. Fail and, by 2030, the world will be locked...
Food insecurity rising in Africa
Food insecurity rising in Africa
A third of all people living in sub-Saharan Africa face severe food insecurity. They do not have enough money, or the resources to grow food, and...
The unbearable lightness of being
The unbearable lightness of being
Right. Let’s just rip off the plaster and get past this awkward moment. It’s been a year since the Mail & Guardian stopped reporting...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Climate change demands that we must adapt
Climate change demands that we must adapt
After many years of speculation about climate change, it is a reality and something we cannot ignore any longer. It is wreaking havoc, as evidenced...
Malagasy women take on drought
Malagasy women take on drought
In rural southern Madagascar, the battle against a devastating drought is fought by women. They walk long hours to a dry river bed, where they must...
El Niño dramatically increases number of cholera cases
El Niño dramatically increases number of cholera cases
El Niño brings drought to the southern hemisphere, and floods to its northern counterpart. Its last arrival, across 2015 and 2016, created two...
​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...

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