South Africa is generally considered the leader on the African continent, but not always for the right reasons. It is largely regarded (and warned) that the developing world, especially Africa, will be hardest hit by the impacts of climate change and the most restrained in its ability to respond. South Africa is likely to experience severe weather that could include flooding, storms, droughts and even tornadoes. Owing to our current climate, South Africa will generally become even more dry in the west and wetter in the east.


The expected global temperature increases will only further problems in South Africa and are likely to be the main cause of more erratic climatic conditions.
Along with possible sea-level and temperature rise, natural disasters will become more frequent and erratic.
For drier regions of the country this could spell disaster in the form of droughts, crop failure, desertification and complete land degradation. While it is deliberated that SA is Africa’s economic and industrial powerhouse, it has come with a price – South Africa is by far the worst polluter and GHG (greenhouse gas) emitter on the continent.


The variability and frequency of these events will also increase, making disaster risk management a national nightmare.



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