Paying the price for lack of climate knowledge application

WITH the effects of global warming continuing to have negative impacts on the people’s livelihoods, one would think that these effects would concentrate where they were emitted most. Such misplaced assumptions and wishful thinking are not binding as many innocent people are caught in the cross-fire. That’s how dangerous carbon sinning becomes as the carbon […]

Absa approves climate resolution

Absa Group shareholders have agreed that the African bank should include in its reporting next year an assessment of its exposure to climate-change risk in its lending portfolios. The company should also disclose opportunities to finance climate-change mitigation, shareholders of the Johannesburg-based lender voted at Absa’s annual general meeting. The board is not bound to […]

Climate change cannot control our destiny

The journey began at the turn of the millennium when Zimbabwe embarked on its land reform programme, a transformative enduring initiative that resulted in the West imposing sanctions on the country. It has been two long decades since 12,1 million hectares of land ― about 31 percent of the prime agricultural land ― was redistributed […]

Teen activist to lawmakers: Try harder on climate change

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol. “I know you’re trying,” she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, “but just not hard enough. Sorry.” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey thanked the 16-year-old activist for her […]