Monday, November 28, 2011

Africa promised billions in push against climate change

By Khanyisa Tabata
28 November 2011

Britain is pledging over 13-billion-Rands to help African nations fight climate change.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne will announce details of the foreign aid package to mark the Cop17 summit which starts in Durban today.

Experts have warned that levels of the greenhouse gases that drive climate change have reached a record high.

Global warming is likely to result in more extremes of weather, including heat waves and storms.

Meanwhile, several people had to be rescued from floodwaters in Durban’s Randles Road during the night.

Netcare 911 paramedics joined the police in assisting the residents of four houses that were waist-deep under water following heavy rain.

Netcare 911’s Chris Botha says a baby and an elderly lady were treated and returned to their family members. Mopping up work continues.

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