Tag Archives: Climate Change

Once-in-50-year heatwaves now happening every decade -UN climate report

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 9 August 2021 Extreme heatwaves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report … Continue reading

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SA can’t be left behind in responding to climate change: Ramaphosa

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintMercedes Besent, SABC News, 30 July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says a just energy transition amid the global threat of climate change should take the interest of communities into account by coming up with bold and clear goals. Read More

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Western Cape could get 30% less rain by 2050

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintMwangi Githahu, Cape Argus, 2 June 2021 The Western Cape is a water scarce region and current climate change projections suggest a 30% reduction in annual rainfall by 2050, and an increasing frequency and intensity of droughts, according to the … Continue reading

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Tackling climate change a national priority for SA, says Ramaphosa

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintCitizen Reporter, 26 April 2021 While the country continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa says tackling climate change is also a national priority for South Africa. Read More

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South Africans turning to an indigenous tree for a fight against climate change

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintGCIS Vuk’uzenzele, 11 March 2020 As the world becomes increasingly concerned about climate change, South Africans are turning to an incredible indigenous tree to not only help in the fight against this global problem, but also to create incomes for … Continue reading

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Climate change threatens SA socio-economic development – Creecy

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintJan Gerber, News24, 18 February 2020 Climate change poses a “significant risk” to South Africa’s socio-economic development, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy said in the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Tuesday. Read … Continue reading

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