OPINION: Climate conscious? Start deleting your selfies

2020-02-08 16:59

How many times a day do you take a photo, like or share something on social media, or stream some form of entertainment? Human beings have created a massive data dump that's contributing to global heating, says Marelise van der Merwe.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time 2019 person of the year

2019-12-11 16:29

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, has been named as Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year.

Global coal power set to fall by record, helping emissions growth slow

2019-11-25 08:34

Electricity generated from coal-fired plants is set to fall by a record 3% this year, raising chances for slowing global carbon dioxide emissions growth, according to a report released by Carbon Brief.

300 million people could be submerged as sea levels rise

2019-10-30 16:47

New climate research shows 300 million people living along the world's coasts could be hit by devastating flooding by 2050, about three times more than previously estimated.

TIMELAPSE | 35 years of Arctic thaw in over 2 minutes

2019-10-02 19:11

NASA's scientific visualisation study has updated its animation to show not only how Arctic sea ice has less surface; It is also getting thinner.

Refugees from rising seas: No place to call home

2019-09-21 11:40

Most refugees fleeing persecution, famine or civil strife dream of one thing: Going home some day.

WATCH | Melting snowcaps spell trouble for world's highest capital

2019-09-20 15:59

Water resources are running dry in the world's highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement.

Climate change is already costing meat and dairy producers a lot

2019-09-05 05:00

The meat and dairy industry is increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, but they’re abnormally quiet about their own role in the crisis, according to a new report.

Global warming to slash equivalent of 80 million jobs by 2030

2019-07-01 13:14

As climate change worsens, growing heat stress on workers in agriculture and other sectors will cause a productivity loss equal to 80 million full-time jobs over the next decade, the UN warned.

UK pledges net zero fossil fuel pollution in first for G7

2019-06-12 08:30

Prime Minister Theresa May says legislation to wipe out the UK's net contribution to rising global temperatures will be put to members of Parliament.


UN talks struggle to stave off climate chaos

2019-12-13 18:16

United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid were set to wrap up on Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.

Research suggests another possible effect of climate change: more preemie babies

2019-12-03 14:45

Research suggests that spikes in temperature can lead to an 'increase in preterm birth, as well as lower birth weight, and stillbirth'.

'RED ALERT' | Inundated Venice braced for more flooding, strong winds

2019-11-16 14:00

Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency.

WATCH | Eagle films global warming destruction in Alps

2019-10-03 11:00

The images will be stunningly beautiful yet also hint of dire future consequences. Filmed with a camera mounted between his majestic wings, they'll show how a white-tailed eagle named Victor sees the world as he flies over the Alps.

WATCH | Save the oceans to save ourselves - humanity's challenge

2019-09-25 13:40

Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the UN has warned that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth's frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of humanity.

PICS: Capetonians join worldwide #ClimateStrike

2019-09-20 17:23

"Fight climate crisis or die frying," read one of the hundreds of placards in front of Parliament as Capetonians joined in the worldwide climate strike on Friday.

WATCH | Fighting forest fires: Indonesia fires surge

2019-09-13 14:14

The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data shows, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.

Greta Thunberg and 'flight shame' fuel a carbon offset boom

2019-08-12 05:00

Campaigning by climate activist Greta Thunberg and filmmaker-naturalist David Attenborough is persuading pollution-conscious fliers to try and mitigate the environmental damage caused by their flights.

Global warming = more energy use = more warming

2019-06-25 18:30

Even modest climate change will increase global energy demand by up to a quarter before mid-century, and by nearly 60% if humanity fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said.

Cape Town pupils join millions around the world in global climate change protest

2019-05-24 17:04

It may be exam season, but dozens of school pupils have taken to the streets outside of Parliament in Cape Town to join in a global protest to demand action on climate change.

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