Okay, now it’s personal

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Usually I try to take an objective angle to my blog posts, supported by scientific evidence, rigour etc etc.  But this time, it’s personal.  So no facts, (well few facts) and more a reflection on a personal crisis I find myself in and I’m sure I’m not the only one.  I have started to ask… Read more »

Water Harvesting Toolkit Launch

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Written by Rodger Duffett   The Water Harvesting Toolkit is an extension to the Climate Information Platform (CIP) that was funded by the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) under the SmartWater Fund initiative. It provides a link between climate data stored in the CIP and a practical application of the data. The toolkit was… Read more »

Article on SciDev.Net: Study aids climate forecasts of two African regions

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  An article focusing on some of the results produced by Kamoru Lawal’s (one of our graduates) doctral thesis has been published on SciDev.Net, titled: Study aids climate forecasts of two African regions.   Researchers used climate modelling to predict rainfall and temperature They found different outcomes for West and Southern Africa An expert says the findings… Read more »

His brow furrowed, as if he’d just been listening to his own voice and hadn’t understood it.*

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(*T Pratchett)  The subtitle to this blog is: “Is it time to panic yet?” Following COP21 in Paris the world seems to be frantically pushing for climate change actions.  In CSAG we talk about it; we have arguments about whether scientists should engage in activism, or if we are putting too much of our research… Read more »

Job Opportunities: Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project.

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Applications for positions available within the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project are open.     Vacancies include: City Embedded Researcher: FRACTAL Cities and Climate Change Project. University of Zambia, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Postdoctoral fellowship in biodiversity and climate change. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), College of Agriculture, Engineering… Read more »

The Conversation, New Article: Lessons from semi-arid regions on how to adapt to climate change

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Building on local experience and having access to current and expected climate trends is crucial to adapting to climate change for farmers in semi-arid regions.   A new article written by Gina Ziervogel, Lucia Scodanibbio and Kate Kloppers Titled: Lessons from semi-arid regions on how to adapt to climate change is available on The Conversation .  … Read more »

WINTER SCHOOL 2016 : ONLINE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

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Dear Colleagues, The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) based at the University of Cape Town will be running its annual course: Winter School: Using climate information for adaptation and policy development, from 27 June-1 July 2016.  This 1 week intensive course has been developed specifically for participants from developing country and aims to take participants through… Read more »