The Free State government has admitted that it is not ready for natural disaster management. This comes as the province experienced flash floods in Bronville in the Matjhabeng municipality and in some parts of Bloemfontein, earlier this year.
Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade – a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, rising faster than the average rise of the last decade and cementing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.
With many around the world raising awareness on climate change, there are those who believe that climate change doesn’t exist. Africa is one of the continent worst affected by the global warming.
The devastation caused by heavy downpours and thunderstorms in KwaZulu-Natal has many asking whether South Africa is better prepared to anticipate and mitigate the impact of the effects of climate change.