Environment

How Climate Change could make our food less nutritious

How Climate Change could make our food less nutritious

Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there's another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis -- and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food.

One environmental message all South Africans need to hear

One environmental message all South Africans need to hear

If there’s one thing our list of South African voices speaking up for the environment taught us, it’s that there is so much inspiring work being done in our country. So we asked these champions of the environment to share one message each - as long or as short as they liked. One message that they wished all South Africans could hear. Here are their answers…

Plastics Rehab: Why banning plastics won't save the environment

Plastics Rehab: Why banning plastics won't save the environment

We hate plastics. They’re ruining the environment, one disposable bag at a time. Plastic waste is overwhelming us, from the beached whale with 40kg of plastic in his stomach, to widespread reports that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish if we do not change our behaviour by 2050. But are we being fair to plastics? Are they really ones destroying the planet? Prof. Kim Ragaert doesn’t think so: