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Africa: How Much of Climate Change Is Natural? How Much Is Man-Made?

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:19
[The Conversation Africa] Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change.

Cote d'Ivoire: Cote d'Ivoire to Receive $740,000 Drought Payout

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-09-18 17:03
[East African] The African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited (ARC) has confirmed that it will pay out $738,835 to Côte d'Ivoire following the severe rainfall deficits experienced in its central region for the 2019 agricultural season.

South Africa: Man Friday - Macho 4×4 Ads Are an Act of Eco-Hooliganism

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-09-18 16:52
[Daily Maverick] Advertisements for 4x4 vehicles that depict cowboy hooliganism are not only hopelessly old-fashioned and out of touch with modern conservation realities, they also encourage destructive off-road driving.

South Africa: Our Burning Planet - We Must All Support Our Youth During #ClimateStrike

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-09-18 16:51
[Daily Maverick] The climate crisis is a global emergency, and the bottom line is that action starts with each one of us. If we want to ensure our children have a decent chance to succeed in life, we have no option but to act, even if just very locally.

Africa: Climate Change - A Race We Must Win

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-09-18 13:30
[allAfrica] The timing of the Climate Action Summit later this week, only three months before the annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate (COP25), hints at the growing sense of urgency among world leaders to tackle climate change head-on.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Begins Rise From Ashes of Cyclone Idai

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2019-09-18 13:15
[CAJ News] Harare -BESIDES the death of over 600 people, destruction of 50 000 households and displacement of 60 000 individuals, Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction of infrastructure estimated at $622 million when it hit Zimbabwe earlier this year.

Africa: Poverty, Education and Inclusion Top New General Assembly President's Priority List

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 18:33
[UN News] Back in June, Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which kicks off in New York in just over a week.

South Africa: Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries Marks International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 17:32
[Govt of SA] South Africa marks International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

Africa: Vegetarian Diets Not Always the Most Climate-Friendly, Researchers Say

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 17:02
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Raising dairy cows for milk, butter and cheese requires large amounts of energy, land and chemical inputs, emitting greenhouse gases

South Africa: Summer in South Africa, Heatwaves and the Very Real Effects of Climate Crisis

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 16:31
[Daily Maverick] July 2019 was officially 'the hottest month on record, since record-keeping began 140 years ago', said the World Meteorological Organisation, with 'record heat moving towards the Arctic'.

Africa: South Africa's Survival Guide to Climate Change - Buy, Borrow or Steal It

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 16:30
[Daily Maverick] A recent survey has found a shocking level of ignorance in South Africa about climate change -- 59% of people surveyed had not heard of climate crisis at all, even though 35% reported that climate conditions for agricultural production had got worse.

Ghana: 2nd Climate Chance Summit to Be Held in Accra

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 15:26
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana is to host the second Climate Chance African Summit which has been scheduled to take place in Accra, from October 16 to 18, 2019.

Mozambique: One Million Facing Food Shortages, Nutrition Crisis After Mozambique Cyclones - UNICEF

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 13:43
[UN News] Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children's agency, UNICEF, said on Monday.

Zimbabwe: Damaged Infrastructure Inhibit Swift Health Care Delivery Ahead of Rainy Season

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 13:35
[263Chat] Cyclone Idai has come and gone. But six months after the national disaster ravaged three Southern African neighbouring countries, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, a visit to one of the affected areas in Chimanimani still resembles a sad story of lives lost and damaged infrastructure while the few people spared of the cyclone wrath were subsequently dispersed.

South Africa: Our Burning Planet - As the Sun Sets On Carbon, Mining Can Still Rise

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 12:59
[Daily Maverick] Mining houses and other industrial sectors heavily invested in coal and carbon-heavy activities are pushing back against the carbon tax. But, if you crunch the numbers, low-carbon investments make good business sense.

South Africa: #ClimateStrike - 'It Isn't About Your Future, It's About Our Present'

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 12:46
[Daily Maverick] On Friday 20 September millions of young people across the world will protest against climate injustices and demand governments bring an end to the age of fossil fuels.

South Africa: 'Religious Commitment' to Coal Could Scuttle SA Economy

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 12:20
[Daily Maverick] As activists prepare for global protest action on the climate emergency, the good ship South Africa is sailing into powerful energy policy crosswinds - which could either beach the economy or allow us to tack our way towards a low-carbon, climate-friendly horizon.

Nigeria: Southern States May Experience More Floods - Agency

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2019-09-17 08:25
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says southern states should expect more flood incidents due to high rainfall intensity of long duration.

Africa: UN General Assembly - 5 Big Summits to Watch

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-09-16 23:09
[UN News] It's that time again, when the eyes of the world turn to New York, as world leaders fly into the city to take part in the General Debate that marks the opening of the latest session of the UN General Assembly, or UNGA.

South Africa: Gauteng Temperatures Soar to Above 30 Degrees

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2019-09-16 16:39
[News24Wire] Summer is here, Gauteng!

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