PODCAST | Climate change: how much time do we have to get it right?
‘A brief and rapidly closing window that requires rapid and deep cuts in emissions,’ says UCT’s Dr Chris Trisos
Climate change is now so severe that unless we speed up our adaptation now, by 2050 more than 250,000 people will die each year because of heat, malnutrition, malaria and diarrhoea.
That’s according to a new report compiled by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Heat and drought will reduce the ability to work outdoors and lead to food price increases.
If we don’t cut emissions in Southern Africa soon, the heatwaves we experience now could rise 12-fold. ..