Climate Change Linked Drought Drives Karoo to Collapse

Climate Change Linked Drought Drives Karoo to Collapse

Southern Africa is heating at 2°C per century, twice the global average. In the Northern Cape, as elsewhere, Climate change is no longer a future event, but a daily reality. Since 2015, a climate change induced drought has wrought devastating economic, social and political consequences: agriculture is collapsing, and both emerging and commercial farmers are abandoning their farms. Over the past two years, Dr. Tristen Taylor has repeatedly visited the province, to document the effects of climate change. This is the first output from his research.

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