Climate Change

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Technology alone wont solve the food security problem

Technology alone won’t secure our food supplies.

Electric cars could help cut air pollution in most Afrikan cities

Afrika need to boost the use of electric cars to help the continent address transportation-induced air pollution.

New weather stations to help Uganda with climate resilience

Uganda’s new weather stations are looking to aid climate resilience

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation tool and database announced

The innovative REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) monitoring tool, International Database on REDD+ Projects and Programs Linking Economic, Carbon and Communities Data (ID-RECCO), is now hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Launched in 2013, ID-RECCO highlights 467 subnational REDD+ initiatives from around the world.

Afrikan women farmers without mobile phones are vulnerable to climate risk

Women smallholders’ limited access to mobile phones and call credits could derail use of climate information services (CIS) for adapting to climate change risks, a study in Ghana suggests. According to the researchers, although CIS could help smallholders make informed decisions on use of strategies to become resilient to climate

Data analysis of how high temperatures affect crime rates in South Africa

Over the past few decades there has been a growing worldwide interest in examining the relationship between weather and various types of crime. Most research in this area has however produced inconsistent and often paradoxical results. For example, some studies have found no seasonal fluctuations in crime. Others have however

Using data solutions to help understand natural disasters

From Hawaii’s volcanic eruptions through to Cape Town’s drought, the world has seen its fair share of natural disasters over the last couple of months. Several weeks ago, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continued to eject a continuous stream of lava and a crest of ash into the atmosphere.