Press Release: Johannesburg’s Dangerous Air

Jozi Air 10 times above safe limit, according to World Health Organisation [1] Earthlife Africa Jhb, groundWork Date: 09th May 2014 Johannesburg, 09th May 2014- As South Africans hit the voting polls on the 7th of May, 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a comprehensive data base of air quality standards from cities around the world. Although air quality was not an issue that political parties addressed, perhaps it should have been given the WHO database which places South African city pollution as well above internationally accepted levels. In fact, the air in South African …

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Infographic: Climate Change is Real

Since the Industrial Age spurred the increasing usage of fossil fuels for energy production, the weather has been warming. Despite some naysayers with alternative theories about why global temperatures are rising – including the idea that the earth goes through natural temperature cycles every few millennia – the dramatic changes in the earth’s atmospheric makeup suggests humans are to blame. In fact, 97% of scientists agree humans are responsible for climate change. Since the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels increased 38% because of humans, methane levels have increased 148%, nitrous …

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