Archive: Extreme weather
Amid the spiralling impacts of climate change, South Africa has declared a national state of disaster as the country suffers more deadly floods.
Climate change is impacting agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods and the price of our food. Action is essential to safeguard food security.
Mitigating climate change and increasing domestic food production can help to address food insecurity and rising prices.
South Africa is experiencing a number of environmental issues, including global warming, pollution and species loss.
Global warming is making extreme events, such as heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, floods and tropical storms, more frequent and severe.
“There are no jobs on a dead planet!” goes the old slogan. Environmental degradation is a serious risk to economic growth.
Climate change risks life as we know it, but bold and inclusive solutions can help build a safer and fairer world.
The cascading effects of climate change impact our ability to produce food, leading to food insecurity and increased food prices.
Agriculture is both a victim and culprit of climate change. The sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and is acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced by burning fossil fuels. South Africa is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the African continent.