Yes, global warming caused the Cape drought. It’ll strike again
Researchers who analysed rainfall records from as far back as 1909 noticed a worrying trend in the region
Scientists have linked Cape Town’s “Day Zero” drought directly to global warming.
The crisis that reduced dam levels to about 20% in early 2018 was due to a combination of a long-term decline in days with rain and a more recent decline in the rain’s intensity, say scientists from the oceanography department at the University of Cape Town.
In turn, these changes were due to global warming, which brought about a corresponding decrease in the temperature difference between the poles and the equator...