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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 By Matt McGrath Emissions from human activities have leveled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016,

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Drought and floods: Take an umbrella if it’s going to rain

Drought and floods: Take an umbrella if it’s going to rain By Jeff Rudin Drought? What drought? All the talk in the second week of June is about floods and fires. Unpleasant memories have a short shelf-life; a reminder is

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Changing our attitude to Climate Change

Responding to potentially catastrophic climate change is a challenge unlike any other in our history. We have the technology to meet this challenge – the barriers are social, political and cultural. So how can we make it happen? Evidence from behaviour

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The centre-left’s narrative on climate change has convinced no one

Trump’s victory is another sign of the failure of the centre-left’s narrative on climate change. A new message is needed, and new politicians to deliver it, writes Alex Randall The election of Donald Trump reflects the unraveling of the centre-left

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Coal is key to resolving the drought – not wet wipes

 South Africa is in the midst of one of the most serious droughts in living memory. 2015 was the country’s driest year since records began in 1904. The agricultural sector is being devastated. Scorched crops and grazing land have forced

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Climate Change: an introduction

Issue 43/44 of Amandla magazine ran a special feature on climate change ahead of COP 21 in December 2015. An Amandla correspondent wrote this piece which gives an introduction to the issue of climate change. Read this short article to get

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