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Climate Literacy -Nuclear Energy

In some quarters you will often hear some people say that nuclear energy is the solution to the climate crisis. Where does nuclear energy fit in and what impact does it have on what we are trying to...

Mitigation and Adaptation

At a recent mitigation/adaptation workshop we used the EnROADS (Energy-Rapid Overview and Decision-Support) simulator to help plot a course of action to limit loss and damage from extreme weather...

Mitigation and Adaptation

At a recent mitigation/adaptation workshop we used the EnROADS (Energy-Rapid Overview and Decision-Support) simulator to help plot a course of action to limit loss and damage from extreme weather...

Facing reality head-on

10 New Insights in Climate Science 2023/2024 “Multiple lines of evidence indicate that, due to insufficient mitigation of GHGs, no pathway remains that avoids exceeding 1.5°C global warming for at...

Climate literacy is sorely lacking

The recent IPCC AR6 reporting made it very clear what is required for us to attempt to keep global temperatures below 2ºC of heating. Here it is: Notice the wording here: rapid, deep and immediate...

South Africa is not immune

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the GREF 2024 Climate Change and Environmental Management Indaba where I presented a shortened version of our climate literacy workshop During this...

Leadership action plan

The impacts of the shift that is happening as we approach +1.5°C of heating are now coming into sharper focus. https://youtu.be/D6mhJ0G3yKE Leadership teams everywhere need to do three things asap....

Why we risk being caught off guard

As ever increasing climate chaos is making adaptation critical, these barriers are standing in the way of the needed adaptation: limited resources lack of private sector & citizen engagement...

Major leadership challenges ahead

“Business-as-usual” since the Covid-19 pandemic has created this situation as described in the most recent UNEP Emissions Gap Report: “The lack of stringent emission reductions means that the...

Adaptation conversations are becoming urgent

Adaptation to extreme events is becoming an urgent conversation in many places. Take the Pearl River basin in China for example. This is a densely populated area, with some of the largest cities in...

How to prepare for a heatwave

The IRI’s seasonal forecast for the period Apr-Jun 2024 through Jul-Sep 2024 has this to say: “Regarding temperature, strongly enhanced probabilities for above-normal temperature are forecasted...

“Honesty works best”

I completely agree with Dr. Lieve Van Camp, PhD's comment relating to the realities we face as we continue to heat: "Honesty works best. Honesty is not the same as "doom and gloom"! People have the...