Feature: Climate change may unleash waves of destruction in SA

By Tiara Walters

Published in the Sunday Times, January 21, 2007, this piece was probably the first major feature on Climate Change in a South African newspaper. All that we have learned since makes it even more alarming, especially given that the Paris agreement aims to limit global warming to 1.5 – 2 degrees C, and Sub-Saharan Africa is currently warming twice as fast as the global average.

Tiara Walters is based in Cape Town, where she writes about planet-wide environmental change for Daily Maverick‘s Our Burning Planet section. Recently, she and her colleague Don Pinnock were the first journalists globally to run an in-depth, exclusive report on US research pinpointing pangolins as a possible ‘transition’ source of the coronavirus pandemic. She once hosted a radio show at the Johannesburg Zoo (ask her about it) and she regularly appears as a commentator on radio and TV.

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