climate change

‘Code red for humanity’: UN report gives stark warning on climate change, says wild weather events will worsen

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[…]

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Turkey wildfires: Despair and questions as forests burn

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[…]

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SAFCEI calls out gov over pursuit of nuclear energy

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[…]

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SA may revisit land and agrarian policy due to climate change

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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