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Goals to cut global emissions were set by countries attending the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Five years later these don’t look optimistic enough. Overall, the trend of rising emissions has not been reversed over the past 10 years meaning that halving emissions by 2030 is difficult. Urgent steps need to be taken, writes
Knowing what makes invasive animals successful is an important first step to understanding how to mitigate their impact. Anneke Lincoln Schoeman explains
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Harald Winkler, University of Cape Town
Climate pledges must be more ambitious and focus on early and aggressive action to deal with global emissions.
Anneke Lincoln Schoeman, North-West University
The African clawed frog is a notorious invader but it also takes some parasites with it to new regions. Health + Medicine
Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don’t always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Anthony Idowu Ajayi, African Population and Health Research Center
With the introduction of free maternal healthcare, Nigeria appears to have got more women using health facilities, but there are more hurdles to cross. Arts, Culture + Society
Damaris Seleina Parsitau, Egerton University
The book is a departure from despair and crippling homophobia. It records the experiences of people who refuse to be hopeless victims.
Deevia Bhana, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The school playground is not just a place to have fun. It’s an important space to claim power and this is often done through violence. From our international editions
Edward Parker, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Beate Kampmann, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The risks to individuals vary hugely with age.
Michael Wade, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
While COVID-19 is a real concern for businesses and governments, a more serious issue right now is the wider impact of heavily recycled information on society.
Kevin Berry, University of Alaska Anchorage; Mouhcine Guettabi, University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska has been mostly spared from the virus, but the outbreak’s impact on its economy could still be catastrophic because of its reliance on seasonal tourism.
Julii Brainard, University of East Anglia; Paul Hunter, University of East Anglia
Everything you need to know to ace self-isolation. En Français
Cheikh Sokhna, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
Le coronavirus touche désormais 110 pays et territoires dont le Sénégal qui a jusqu’ici enregistré cinq cas. Comment se passe la détection ? Comment faire face en cas propagation de la maladie ?
Yves-Marie Rault Chodankar, Université de Paris
La pandémie de Covid-19 doit être gérée en Inde dans un contexte économique tendu et avec un système de santé largement privatisé.
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