Climate change is wrecking havoc with this world. I haven’t been to Capetown but I did enjoy South Africa, so I feel sad about this. Based on this report, it’s quite possible that a modern city will run out of water. Scary indeed.
“Day Zero is now very likely,” she said. “Despite our urging for months, 60 per cent of Capetonians are callously using more than 87 litres per day. It is quite unbelievable that a majority of people do not seem to care and are sending all of us headlong towards Day Zero.”
Climate change is believed to be one of the factors causing Cape Town to have a growing number of dry seasons. Last year’s drought was one of the worst in several decades.
Climate researchers at the University of Cape Town have estimated that low-rainfall years have become twice as frequent in the city over the past century. Climate-change models have predicted that Cape Town will become increasingly dry.