Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Climate Change: Will Cape Town run out of water in April?

Source: "Cape Town confronts looming 'Day Zero' water crisis", Al Jazeera, 17th January 2018, by David Child

David Child reported, "(...) Within 100 days, almost all of the taps in Cape Town could be turned off. In the grip of a three-year-long drought, the city is predicted to reach "Day Zero" - when its water-supplying dams sink below 13.5 percent of combined capacity - on April 21. (...) "We are experiencing a rapid change in our weather patterns which is increasingly evident of a climate change … There's been a very definite, sharp decline in rainfall levels in recent years," Kevin Winter, a senior lecturer in environmental science at the University of Cape Town said. (...)"

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