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Now is the time to think of lives less cosy

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If you are able to snuggle up warmly with hot chocolate or even gluhwein on these bitter nights, spare a thought for those less fortunate.


10 Jun 2020
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Now is the time to think of lives less cosy

Snow on the Kammanasie mountains in the Little Karoo. Photo: Twitter @SAWeatherService/ Anneke du Preez

On Wednesday and Thursday, we will see whether the weather experts have got it right and we start freezing our nether regions off as the first real cold spell of the year locks us in its icy grip. No doubt there will be a few quips about global warming … but there should also probably be some serious conversations about climate change. Even as we shiver as minimum temperatures drop to below zero, let’s cast our minds back: haven’t the past few winters been quite mild – other than the odd, short, cold snap – when compared to those we...

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