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Chances of the planet passing the 1.5C threshold of warming soon are 50:50

There’s a 50:50 chance the planet will pass the 1.5C warming threshold in the next 5 years (CNN)There’s now a 50:50 chance that the world will surpass a critical threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming in the next five years, a new World...

In the fight against climate change, seaweed could be a surprising — but vital — weapon

In the fight against climate change, seaweed could be a surprising — but vital — weapon Like many coastal communities around the world, people living by the sea in the United Kingdom have harvested and consumed seaweed for centuries. In Wales, Welsh laverb...

What Schools Can Do to Tackle Climate Change (Hint: More Than You Think)

What Schools Can Do to Tackle Climate Change (Hint: More Than You Think) It takes a lot of mental and emotional energy to admit that climate change exists, that humans are causing it, and that it will take massive societal realignment to reverse its most devas...

Climate Change Caused $4 Billion of Typhoon’s Damage

Climate Change Caused $4 Billion of Typhoon’s Damage A new wave of attribution research links the economic cost of weather events to climate change CLIMATEWIRE | Scientists have found the fingerprint of global warming on Typhoon Hagibis, a monster cyclone th...

Climate change is making record heatwaves in India and Pakistan 100 times more likely

Climate change is making record-breaking heatwaves in India & Pakistan 100 times more likely (CNN)Climate change has made the odds of a record-breaking heatwave hitting northwestern India and Pakistan 100 times more likely to happen, scientists said Wednes...

Harvard awards $1.3M to fund climate change solutions

Climate Change Solutions Fund awards $1.3M in research grants to address local and global issues Harvard faculty and students are advancing solutions to climate change and its wide-ranging impacts through new scientific, technological, legal, behavioral, publi...

Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans

Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans Extreme weather events, water scarcity, risks of illness: Climate change is here, and it’s already affecting Texans. For decades, scientists warned that human-induced climate change could put communities in...

Towards an Integrated and Climate-Resilient Africa and a Just Energy Transition

Towards an Integrated and Climate-Resilient Africa and a Just Energy Transition Of all continents, Africa is least responsible for climate change. It has contributed only a minute part of the Greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for the climate emerge...

China’s initiatives can help fight climate change in Africa

China’s initiatives can help fight climate change in Africa In Africa’s economic recovery strategies for the post-COVID-19 era, countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo are embracing the trinity of unification, regionalism and multilatera...

Africa: GCA Raises U.S.$25 Billion to Support Climate Change Programmes in Africa

Africa: GCA Raises U.S.$25 Billion to Support Climate Change Programmes in Africa Nairobi — The Global Center of Adaptation (GCA) has raised $25billion to support climate change programmes in Africa by the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27...

Ziggy Marley Says His Efforts To Highlight Food Shortage, Climate Change Crisis In Horn Of Africa Being Sabotaged

Ziggy Marley Says His Efforts To Highlight Food Shortage, Climate Change Crisis In Horn Of Africa Being Sabotaged Rebellion Rises singer Ziggy Marley says his efforts to shed light on the current major humanitarian and food shortage crisis which has left milli...

Restoring mangroves to combat climate change in Africa

Restoring mangroves to combat climate change in Africa Africa’s major mangrove forests have been drastically reduced in recent decades MOMBASA, Kenya — In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations ar...

For East Africa’s pastoralists, climate change already fueling violence, hunger

For East Africa’s pastoralists, climate change already fueling violence, hunger In 2008 and 2009, a severe drought swept through much of Kenya and Tanzania. Nomadic herders, or pastoralists, such as the Maasai people in Tanzania, pushed south in search of gr...

South Africa’s Climate Change Struggles Offer a Grim View of Our Future

South Africa’s Climate Change Struggles Offer a Grim View of Our Future In a warming world, failing to invest in infrastructure will be deadly. Easter in South Africa traditionally provides locals with their last chance for a sun-soaked autumnal holiday. Ten...

AFC – Welcome!

Three steps for Africa to combat climate change With hopes for countering global warming pinned on progress at the upcoming COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, a new report from the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), Africa’s leadi...

Study: Climate change a major factor in South Africa floods

Study: Climate change a major factor in South Africa floods MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The fatal floods that wreaked havoc in South Africa in mid-April this year have been attributed to human-caused climate change, a rapid analysis published Friday by a team of l...

After the relentless rain, South Africa sounds the alarm on the climate crisis

After the relentless rain, South Africa sounds the alarm on the climate crisis Many are still missing after this month’s floods. Extreme weather is becoming more frequent, and it can be devastating Survivors of South Africa’s devastating floods have descri...

AFRICA: Climate change will cause 15,000 interspecies infections | Afrik 21

AFRICA: Climate change will cause 15,000 interspecies infections Climate change would also have an impact on the occurrence of zoonosis in Africa. In a study published on April 28, 2022, a team of researchers from Georgetown University in the United States of ...

Tackling the climate change challenge in Africa

PODCAST Tackling the climate change challenge in Africa This special episode of Foresight Africa podcast is a rebroadcast of an event hosted on Earth Day by the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) at Brookings. Aloysius Uche Ordu, director of AGI and podcast host, ...

How Is Apartheid’s Legacy Making Climate Change Impacts Worse in South Africa?

How Is Apartheid’s Legacy Making Climate Change Impacts Worse in South Africa? Decades after the oppressive regime ended, its impacts are still being seen in South Africa. Climate change has already decided the theme that will define the year 2022 for Southe...

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