Climate change not a myth: Scientists

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More scientists believe that climate change exists and the effects are there for everyone to see. 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 African continent contributes what I would call less than 6% to the global greenhouse gas emissions. It is the continent that has been disproportionately affected by more frequent extreme weather and climate events,” says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial government Spokesperson, Lennox Mabaso, says that government has learned lessons from the disasters that have hit the province.

“The lessons that government is taking from these incidents, which are now happening at an increasing frequency, is that this is no longer a subject that we can theorise about; it’s no longer an academic subject, but this is a reality. It affects people and it impacts negatively on their lives. That’s why the government has taken this matter of climate change very seriously and prioritise it.”

The province has appointed a Climate Change Council to look at ways to ensure that the province is able to mitigate the effects of climate change.