End the Media Silence about the Ongoing Drought! Call to Media to Report on Worsening Climate Crisis and Extreme Weather

The UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued one of its most important scientific studies late last year. The report, referred to as the 1.5C report, highlights we are one degree warmer since pre the industrial revolution and have 12 years to ensure dramatic cuts to prevent an overshoot of 1.5°C and catastrophic climate change. The ongoing extraction and use of fossil fuels will only accelerate and make climate change worse. More gas, oil and coal extraction and use imperils all human and non-human life.

South Africa’s media has not done enough to draw attention to the worsening climate crisis. South Africa’s drought was merely reduced to  ‘day zero’ for mainly wealthy white Cape Town. Read more