The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
For the third consecutive year, it's the hottest year ever. A climate scientist explains how these predictions are made and why they're completely different from forecasting the weather.
It is crucial to integrate paleoclimate data into ecological studies. This will increase understanding of how species respond to climate change.
We need Mars-level thinking to solve our energy and climate problems here on Earth.
Scientists correctly realised there was an increasing risk of major flooding. But they didn't know humans were to blame.
Tanzania has experienced two major coral bleaching events. Major coral bleaching events occur when sea surface temperatures are high thanks to El Nino.
The World Economic Forum draws a straight line from social injustice to many of the risks facing the world in 2017.
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.
Climate change imperils food supply in many parts of the world, including South Africa, which has shown major gains in treating HIV/AIDS. Climate change could mean even less food -- and more disease.
As East Africa becomes warmer, the threat of climate sensitive diseases such as malaria, Rift Valley Fever and cholera is increasing.
IPSO's latest ruling makes a mockery of journalism's commitment to seeking the truth.
The Anthropocene is often associated with problems such as climate change and inequality. But there is also hope that it can come with positive change for the benefit of people.
A Christmas tree could be for life, not to be dumped after one festive season.
If you thought the climate debate has been ugly, you haven't seen anything yet. In 2017 Australia will review its climate policies, and the process is not off to a good start.
The 1992 and 1993 cabinet papers confirm that Australia was a reluctant player in international discussions about climate change and environmental issues under Prime Minister Paul Keating.
The end of 2016 has brought balmy Arctic temperatures and record low ice extent for the time of year. It's a freak event even by modern standards, and climate models point the finger firmly at humans.
Given that cities may be home to 80% of humanity by the end of the century, they can only be sustainable if eco-friendliness is one of their core features.
Every little helps, but saving the environment requires a global effort.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.