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Southern Africa: Weather Service Warns of Flooding, Infrastructure Damage from 'Eloise' Storm

Climate change in Africa News - 4 hours 24 min ago
[South African Weather Service] "Eloise" is currently situated over the northern parts of Madagascar, expected to move south-westwards and enter the Mozambique Channel tomorrow, 21 January 2021. Once entering these warm waters, "Eloise" is expected to intensify further, reaching Intense Tropical Cyclone intensity on Saturday, just before making landfall around Vilankulos, Mozambique that evening.

Namibia: Climate Change and Namibia's Aquifers

Climate change in Africa News - 5 hours 1 min ago
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform recently revealed efforts are afoot to assess how climate change is impacting Nambia's groundwater resources.

Kenya: Weatherman Warns of Heavy Weekend Rains, Strong Winds

Climate change in Africa News - 9 hours 9 min ago
[Nation] Kenyans should brace themselves for more rains in the month of January, the weatherman has said.

Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise Heading Towards Beira

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2021-01-21 20:14
[AIM] Maputo -- Cyclone Eloise has entered the Mozambique Channel and is now projected to hit the central Mozambican city of Beira.

Uganda: Experts Tip Farmers On Rain Harvesting

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2021-01-21 15:26
[Observer] The Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum (Esaff ), an agricultural-based non-governmental organization, has advised farmers to harvest rainwater if they are to guard against any drought on their crops.

Africa: What Janet Yellen Can Do About Climate Change As U.S. Treasury Secretary

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2021-01-21 13:42
[The Conversation Africa] Janet Yellen is poised to be the next U.S. Treasury secretary, and her inbox will require every ounce of her vast experience to pilot the economy through a daunting confluence of challenges. How the U.S. manages the economic recovery from COVID-19, the financial risks from climate change and inequality together will determine the chances of American prosperity over the coming decades.

Africa: 1.5C Climate Target Will Be Out of Reach Without Greener Covid-19 Recovery Plans, Study Suggests

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2021-01-21 13:39
[The Conversation Africa] The amount of carbon dioxide that we can still emit while limiting global warming to a given target is called the "remaining carbon budget," and it has become a powerful tool to inform climate policy goals and track progress towards net-zero emissions targets.

Kenya: Farmers Worry As Desert Locusts Invadetharaka Nithi

Climate change in Africa News - Thu, 2021-01-21 13:35
[Nation] Gigantic swarms of desert locusts have invaded farms in Tharaka North in Tharaka Nithi County.The destructive hoppers were also reported in parts of Tigania last week.

Namibia: Locusts Damage 50 000 Hectares

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2021-01-20 15:47
[Namibian] AFRICAN migratory locusts (AML) have damaged at least 50 000 hectares of cropland in Namibia and new swarms have been spotted in the Zambezi region, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has said.

South Africa: Weather Service Releases Warning Ahead of Tropical Storm 'Eloise'

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2021-01-20 13:32
[South African Weather Service] The rain which Severe Tropical Storm "Chalane" brought to southern Africa during the Christmas and New Year period last year is still fresh in the minds of the general public. Now, a fresh tropical system named "Eloise" has developed and is currently positioned off the north-eastern quadrant of Madagascar. At the current time, "Eloise" is classified to be a Moderate Tropical Storm, with a central pressure slightly less than 1000 hPa (hectopascal) but nevertheless set to intensify in the coming days. "Elois

Zimbabwe: 30 Families Moved in Gweru as Rains Damage B/Bridge Roads

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2021-01-20 10:51
[The Herald] AT least 30 families whose homes had been flooded following heavy rains in Gweru have been given shelter by the city council working with the District Civil Protection Unit, although residents are blaming the city council for not keeping storm-water drains, which have handled heavy rains before, clear of garbage and rubble.

Africa: Climate Risks Jostle With Pandemic As Fractured World Struggles to Respond, WEF Says

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2021-01-20 09:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Worsening political polarisation, inequality and loss of social cohesion could undermine recovery from the pandemic and action to tackle global warming, annual risk report warns

Africa: How Fighting Climate Change Policy Can Help President Biden Re-Engage Africa

Climate change in Africa News - Wed, 2021-01-20 08:47
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- Despite dire predictions, the Trump Administration's overall policy toward Africa represented continuity. Foreign aid continued; skilled diplomats were appointed and deployed to resolve conflicts; and the signature Africa programs of past presidents remained unabated. The administration launched a trade program, and President Trump himself intervened to mediate a brewing conflict in east Africa.

Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise Likely to Hit Inhambane Coast

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2021-01-19 20:51
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Eloise is now on a course that will take it towards the coast of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, according to the forecast of the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the United States Navy.

Malawi: Cyclone Eloise On the Loose, Malawi to Have Heavy Rains - - MET

Climate change in Africa News - Tue, 2021-01-19 14:47
[Nyasa Times] Weather experts are warning of heavy rains in the country in what they say will be caused by Cyclone Eloise.

Namibia: Flood Fears Grip Oshana

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2021-01-18 17:32
[Namibian] The onset of the rainy season has sparked flood fears among residents of flood-prone Oshakati areas such as Ekuku, Ehenye and Onawa.

Africa: A Bleak Future - Young People and a Dialogue About the Climate Crisis

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2021-01-18 13:28
[Daily Maverick] Daily Maverick's Our Burning Planet and Maverick Citizen are partnering with the Climate Justice Charter Movement to report on issues central to our survival - the climate crisis and people's democratic alternatives. This article is part of the series and focuses on the challenges young people face as they try to organise to raise awareness and catalyse action on the climate crisis.

Tanzania: Sumbawanga Floods - 107 Houses, Their Walls, Roofs Damaged

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2021-01-18 12:48
[Daily News] FLOODS are being reported in some parts of the country, and this could be a result of global warming and climate change.

Namibia: Flood Alert for Mariental

Climate change in Africa News - Mon, 2021-01-18 09:39
[Namibian] Flood alert for Mariental

Africa: Climate Change - What Would 4°c of Global Warming Feel Like?

Climate change in Africa News - Sun, 2021-01-17 16:14
[The Conversation Africa] Another year, another climate record broken. Globally, 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year ever recorded. This was all the more remarkable given that cool conditions in the Pacific Ocean - known as La Niña - began to emerge in the second half of the year. The Earth's mean surface temperature in 2020 was 1.25°C above the global average between 1850 and 1900 - one data point maybe, but part of an unrelenting, upward trend that's largely driven by greenhouse gases from human activities.


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