The Effects of Climate Change in South Africa

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The biodiversity in South Africa is under threat as increased temperatures and changes in weather patterns cause Irreversible damage.

Climate change is a key concern within South Africa. The country has a variety of ecosystems and habitats that are changing dramatically due to enhanced climate change - some of which is caused by human interference.

Climate change poses a significant threat to South Africa’s water resources, food security, health and infrastructure. In the context of South Africa’s socio-economic development and threatened ecosystem, it is of utmost importance that citizens become informed about the effects that climate change is having on the country and its biodiversity.

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