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Climate change happening now on every continent – future might we surprising and irreversible, says IPCC Report


majuro-flood-1Climate change is no longer a projected future scenario, it is happening today on all continents and across all the oceans, said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday in Yokohama, Japan, at the launch of one a report which is “one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings in human history.” The world […]
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Cape Town crowned the world’s Earth Hour Capital for sustainability efforts


Cape Town crowned the world’s Earth Hour Capital for sustainability effortsCape Town is the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) Global Earth Hour’s City Capital for 2014. The announcement was made at a ceremony  in Vancouver, Canada – which won the award in 2013. This accolade is a prestigious honour that recognises the city’s innovative actions on climate change and its dedication to pursuing the […]
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UN Climate Experts: new food crisis looming due to chemical farming


UN Climate Experts: Green Revolution Leaves Food Systems VulnerableThe so-called “green revolution” (read chemical farming) is leaving agriculture vulnerable to climate change. New approaches are urgently needed to enable food systems to adapt,  said the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Japan. Speaking during the release of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in Yokohama, a panel of the world’s […]
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IPCC report: Climate change will be ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible’


IPCC reportClimate change is already affecting lives and will have catastrophic impacts if carbon emissions are not lowered now, warns the UN’s climate body. In this story from Mail & Guardian, a new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has painted a world where human civilisation will struggle to survive unless carbon […]
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