The floods that devastated parts of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape in April, killing 435 people, were definitely linked to climate change and can be expected every 20 years. The interval predicted by World Weather Attribution, a group of climate scientists, meteorologists and disaster experts, is half what they said it[…]
The Western Cape Government has asked the public to comment on its Climate Change Response strategy. The provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning launched the strategy as the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) continues in Glascow, Scotland. The highly anticipated conference, which kicked off on 31[…]
INTERNATIONAL Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on Monday. Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region[…]
The village of Dogancay in southern Turkey’s Antalya was hours away from being consumed by fire, then the wind changed direction. Today its residents are determined to keep it safe. From the fires that have ravaged swathes of Turkey, yes, but also from the perceived threat of Kurdish militant arsonists. “It is impossible that the[…]
INTERNATIONAL Turkey’s southern coastline is burning. On the wooded hills of Antalya’s Manavgat district, plumes of thick smoke appear in the sky one after another as each time a forest fire is brought under control, another seems to ignite. A blood-red sun shines through the sallow haze and as visibility[…]
Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]
Residents in the path of bushfires that have ravaged southeastern Australia since September were urged to evacuate again on Thursday as hot and windy conditions threatened to regenerate huge bushfires. The Rural Fire Service in New South Wales state told fire-weary community meetings in coastal communities south of Sydney that northwesterly winds[…]
Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza says the effects of climate change will compel government to rethink its farming strategy. She was speaking in Kimberley, Northern Cape, where she engaged with farmers and organised agriculture to discuss the impact of a prolonged drought in the province. About R700 million is needed to[…]
Australia on Monday used a respite from fierce wildfires that have killed 24 people across the country’s southeast to reopen blocked roads and evacuate people who have been trapped for days. The second day of light rain and cool winds brought some relief from the heatwave-fuelled blazes that tore through two[…]
The presidential panel on land reform had made recommendations of which the Cabinet endorsed and supported 60, rejected nine and noted three. The challenges of climate change “may merit the development of a new agrarian reform vision” for South Africa, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza said[…]
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