Stormy prospect

2009-01-06 00:00

THERE must be few people in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands who have not been affected in one way or another by Saturday night’s storm, either because of electricity cuts or water or wind damage.

While the aftermath of the storm is a present reality for many, the concept of global warming often seems remote. It is therefore sobering to learn that the ferocity of local storms is, in fact, one of the many ill consequences of the warming of the planet. Polar bears might find their environment literally melting away, but human beings are also going to suffer.

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