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.

More back-to-back heat waves will come with climate change – and hospitals will be be vulnerable to the public health havoc

2019-05-23 07:19

Repetitive scorchers are already here, with heat waves and droughts currently pegged as the direct cause of roughly 20% of natural disaster deaths in the continental United States.

This new plant-focused diet could ‘transform’ our future

2019-04-21 07:00

Shrink your waistline... and your carbon footprint.

Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

2019-03-15 11:19

Students in more than 1 000 cities worldwide are planning to skip class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.

Global warming imperils clouds that deter hothouse Earth

2019-02-28 05:13

Marine clouds that protect us from hothouse Earth conditions by reflecting sunlight back into space could break up and vanish if CO2 in the atmosphere triples, researchers warned.

World seeing 'catastrophic collapse' of insects

2019-02-12 07:02

Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences for crop pollination and natural food chains.

Unlikely star at Davos: Meet the teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg

2019-01-25 19:45

Camera crews push past tycoons and government leaders to get a close shot of the unlikely star at Davos this year: a Swedish teen with long braids and a big message for the world.

UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

2018-12-13 05:36

The head of the UN's top science panel on climate change says the world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard.

WATCH: Gigantic postcard on Swiss glacier asking to stop climate change

2018-11-17 16:13

A massive collage of 125 000 drawings and messages from children around the world about climate change is rolled out on a shrinking Swiss glacier.


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.

Climate change has a bright side too: How SA plans to put a positive spin on global warming

2019-05-06 16:14

South Africa's draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy is just about ready to go to the printers. It contains dire warnings about what will happen if SA doesn't properly prepare for global warming – as well as a plan to point out the opportunities climate change presents.

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

2019-03-28 14:13

A team of American scientists is heading to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayas and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.

Students in Hamburg, elsewhere call for climate action

2019-03-04 12:01

Thousands of students have gathered in the German city of Hamburg as part of a worldwide protest calling for action to curb global warming.

Scientist who popularised term 'global warming' dies at 87

2019-02-20 05:39

The scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularised the term 'global warming' has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.


2019-01-30 13:26

The weather is changing so fast that the new extremes being felt around the world might actually threaten human civilisation itself. Welcome to the new terrifying world of global weirding.

WATCH: Antarctica is melting quicker and sea levels could rise even more because of it

2019-01-15 22:15

Antarctica's annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels meters higher in coming centuries amid man-made global warming, scientists say.

Trump: 'I don't believe' government climate report finding

2018-11-27 05:16

President Donald Trump is rejecting a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration.

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.

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