The adverse impact of climate change

Farmer on a dry field
Farmer on a dry field

Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its report on the effects of climate change. Its conclusions were all too familiar – every region in the world is experiencing adverse impacts due to climate change.

And we need to urgently defuse the climate timebomb; for example, by phasing out the use of fossil fuels. It’s the same old climate change song – blame everything that is negative on climate change! But other factors may also be responsible in explaining what we are now observing in the world today.

On page 24 of the March 24 issue of Mmegi, there was a photo of an empty looking Gaborone Dam taken in 2016.

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