hief Meteorologist, Derek Van Dam, will be demystifying the science behind Global Climate Change, through a series of special experiments and features. His topics will include marine conservation, CO2 emissions, and how to be a “greener person”.
Other topics that Derek and the eNews team will focus on are:
· How an increase in carbon dioxide affects our marine life
· China’s investments in green technology, 40% more than the US. These two countries are known to be the planet’s largest emitters of greenhouse gasses.
· About climate change and carbon, including carbon trading.
· Spotlight on the country’s second biggest polluter, Sasol, to see how it plans to adapt to a low carbon future.
· How a Nigerian industrial designer found a way of electrifying a Mozambican village by simply making use of its natural assets.
· Weather conditions and the impact it has on insurance costing risk.
The eNews team has put together over 60 features, and will broadcast three features per day. In addition, special guests have been invited on Morning News Today, News Day and News Night . Says Derek Van Dam: “By the eNews Channel’s involvement at COP17, the channel is able to provide a full spectrum of coverage from the politics around the conference to the scientific backgrounds, and reasons why people should be aware of climate change. Experiments have been done to break it down in simpler terms to give our viewers a better understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives.”
eNews Channel will have a team of about 25 people in Durban for the duration of the conference, including, senior anchor Jeremy Maggs, specialist Derek Van Dam and five reporters; Paula Chowles, Serusha Govender, Belinda Moses, Vanessa Govender and Dasen Thathiah. The reporters will report on climate change stories from all provinces, as well as from the US, China , Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Mozambique .