What SA can do to aid the fight against climate change

2018-10-11 10:21

The moment of truth has come. How the new report by leading climate scientists about Paris goals relates to South Africa's electricity plan, writes Andree Boehling.

Climate changing faster than feared, but why are we surprised?

2018-10-04 21:21

Nearly every day, peer-reviewed studies on global warming warn that deadly impacts will come sooner and hit harder than once thought.

At UN this year, it's Trump versus the world

2018-09-25 22:51

A gaping ideological divide cuts through this year's speechfest by world leaders at the United Nations.

Even moderate warming could melt Antarctic ice sheet - study

2018-09-21 06:37

Moderate global temperature rises of just 2°C could still be enough to melt parts of the largest ice sheet on Earth and raise sea levels by several metres, experts warn.

The world’s largest shipping company is trialing an Arctic route — and it’s a worrying sign for the future of the planet

2018-08-25 11:33

A Danish ship has left the Russian port of Vladivostok to become the first commercial container vessel to tackle an Arctic route along Russia’s north coast as it trials a journey made easier by global warming.

Earth risks tipping into 'hothouse' state - study

2018-08-08 10:50

The planet urgently needs to transition to a green economy because fossil fuel pollution risks pushing the Earth into a lasting and dangerous "hothouse" state, researchers warn.

Arctic heat melts away Sweden's highest peak

2018-08-02 10:18

Sweden's highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation's tallest point, scientists say.

Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels - study

2018-06-18 13:31

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.

NASA's new chief now believes in climate change

2018-05-25 05:27

NASA's new administrator, a former lawmaker nominated by US President Donald Trump to lead the US space agency, admits he has changed his mind about climate change.


It's drawdown or game over - environmental activist

2018-10-07 17:27

We can't just 'mitigate' global warming - we must reverse it, says renowned environmental activist Paul Hawken. And, he adds, the top ways to do this surprise you: eat more plants, support smallholders, and educate girls.

UN report on global warming target puts governments on the spot

2018-10-01 22:28

Diplomats gathering in South Korea find themselves in the awkward position of vetting and validating a major UN scientific report that underscores the failure of their governments to take stronger action on climate.

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

2018-09-21 14:40

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.

NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

2018-09-15 18:13

NASA's most advanced space laser satellite has blasted off on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms.

WATCH: Arctic's thickest ice breaks for the first time

2018-08-25 09:18

The Arctic's strongest, thickest and oldest ice is breaking apart. Scientists say "the last ice area" has experienced strong winds and temperature spikes, which have been powerful enough to break the ice.

A National Geographic photographer's new book shows how stunning animals in the Arctic and Antarctic really are

2018-08-02 11:28

Paul Nicklen has also documented the changes these environments are undergoing as a result of climate change.

There's a compelling explanation for why we've never found aliens — and it could mean humanity is doomed

2018-06-26 13:41

One of the most important questions for the survival of the human species — and one that could help us figure out if other intelligent life exists in the universe — is whether planetary civilizations can survive the ways they change their own environ

Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

2018-06-19 15:19

It is important, now more than ever, that we continue to use satellites to monitor Antarctica in order to better prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead.

Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, and we're not ready for the sea level rise that's coming

2018-06-17 10:19

The melting rate of Antarctic ice has tripled in recent years. If the acceleration of ice melt were to continue, it could potentially cascade, leading to runaway ice melt and rapid sea level rise.

Earth just hit a terrifying milestone for the first time in more than 800,000 years

2018-05-09 10:22

For the first time, average monthly levels of CO2 exceeded 410 parts per million in April, according to observations from the Mauna Loa Observatory. Human activity has pushed those gas levels into uncharted territory. There will be deadly consequences.

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