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Climate Justice Critique of South African Political Parties. What are the commitments of the ANC, DA and EFF to a Deep Just Transition to Sustain Life?

https://www.safsc.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Climate-Justice-Critique-of-Parties_9-April-2019.pdf (Original) Introduction South Africa goes to its 5th national elections on May 8th, 2019, with 48 contesting parties. This is in a context in which inequality is worsening, costs of living are going up…

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Five killed, 22 feared trapped in South African mine explosion

By Samuel Davidson 13 February 2019 Five people were killed last Wednesday, and 22 others are trapped and feared dead after an explosion in a coal mine that has been closed in the South African…

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Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

Jan. 30, 2019 Credits: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Original Article A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica…

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Calling time on fossil fuel subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your…

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Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa

By Vishwas Satgar The end of the human race is a very real prospect in the context of climate change and ultimately a heating world. Global warming at increases of 3, 4 or 5 degree…

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DeCoalanization protest – Thabametsi could add 9.9 Mega-tonnes CO2e per annum if DBSA funding is approved

Despite damning reports by independent environmental impact assessments and the lack of need for this project the Department of Energy have pushed ahead with applying for funding from the DBSA. Given that the DBSA themselves…

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Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed

Sipho Kings29 May 2017 original Nearly 10-million people worldwide were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, double the number of people working on building solar and wind power generation five years ago. The…

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Posted in Climate Action Climate Change Ecology Renewable Energy

Lazard says ‘inflection point’ reached making new renewables cheaper than existing coal

9th November 2018 By: Terence Creamer Creamer Media Editor A new US study comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies indicates that an “inflection point” has been reached where, in some cases, it…

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Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is about making a lifestyle choice that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and his/her own resources. Everybody can contribute to sustainable living and reduce their…

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A Very Grim Forecast by Bill McKibben

Original Article Though it was published at the beginning of October, Global Warming of 1.5°C, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is a document with its origins in another era, one…

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