Challenging conceptions about climate change

2017-09-25 07:28

We need to cast off the shackles of yesteryear’s thinking about climate change and put wellbeing at the head of the charge rather than profits, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Zuma schools Trump on climate at UN

2017-09-21 11:04

President Jacob Zuma has declared that climate change is real in his address at the UN.

Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

2017-09-19 07:16

Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain.

Hurricane Maria grows on fearsome Irma's path

2017-09-18 08:45

Maria has been forecast to surge to major hurricane strength as it nears the storm-battered eastern Caribbean with 140km/h winds, the US National Hurricane Centre has said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma.

Flood, tide dangers also threaten low-lying London

2017-09-12 06:00

If the Thames burst its banks in London, the results could be devastating, adding another concern to the already economically weakened UK, explains Terry Bell.

Irma points to stormy times ahead as SA's water shortage deepens

2017-09-10 18:45

SA should make a real drive, led by real leaders, to show people why climate change should affect all policy decisions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Scientists: Harvey may be the soggy sign of future storms

2017-08-29 17:20

By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 3.7 million litres of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas - a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future that global warming could bring, scientists say.

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

2017-08-27 22:30

Scientists freely acknowledge they don't know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes like the one pummelling southeast Texas.

Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016

2017-08-10 22:32

The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted.

US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit

2017-08-05 10:50

The United States says it would still take part in international climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming.


Manuel lists five trends that cannot be ignored

2017-09-23 09:00

Investors are taking decisions in an arena of growing complexity, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel who identifies five trends that will shape the future.

Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of Arctic sea ice

2017-09-20 07:06

An environmental activist wants the US Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider anchored rafts in the ocean to provide walruses with a platform to rest.

Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier Reef

2017-09-18 09:32

A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials have said, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species.

Green energy conference focuses on SA climate, water

2017-09-13 10:55

An energy conference focusing on the green energy industry and government policy on transitioning to a low carbon economy, is to be held in Cape Town.

Pope blasts climate sceptics

2017-09-11 22:13

Pope Francis has sharply criticised climate change sceptics, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.

Vulnerable Pacific states demand urgent climate action

2017-09-08 21:20

Pacific island leaders have demanded urgent action from the global community to address climate change, following fresh warnings that the region would be hit harder than anywhere else on Earth.

What's new, Mr Fox?

2017-08-28 11:02

The game of nuclear warfare has been changed by North Korea. At some stage there has to be a war to resolve this issue, writes Clem Sunter.

Naturalist David Attenborough earns his wings

2017-08-18 09:12

David Attenborough has finally earned his wings after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist.

Arctic Greenland burning, hunters blinded by smoke

2017-08-09 17:10

Smoke from a wildfire in southwestern Greenland is hampering the wild reindeer hunt on the Arctic island, best known for its ice rather than grass and bushes ablaze

Study: Being outside could become deadly in South Asia

2017-08-03 13:31

A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century that it will be deadly just being outdoors

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