Articles Posted in the Green News category

Climate change: Storms, drought and insurance

September 10, 2008
Posted in Green News

If you’ve been wondering whether the bad weather battering Cape Town of late is a sign that the effects of climate change are upon us, and thinking about whether you should sell the beach house and move to higher ground. Relax. iAfrica.com asked SABC weatherman Simon Gear some questions, like what happened to spring day this year? Here’s what he said:

“The weather was only unusual in the sense that really big storms don’t happen every day. But, in terms of weather, Cape Town should expect a storm like that every year or so. So, no, it wasn’t particularly unusual. Typically September does see a few fronts so the timing wasn’t unusual. Read more