South African Water Crises

Drought concerns have to some extent shifted from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, influenced by the plight of Port Elizabeth (PE) and neighbouring towns and the low level of its important Kouga Dam feeder, currently at 6.8% of capacity (15% a year ago). Fortunately, and not typically commented on, PE is not reliant… Continue reading South African Water Crises


The State of the Climate in 2017

The State of the Climate is a peer reviewed publication compiled each year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and issued as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The report acknowledges over 500 contributors and editors. Given their position as the driving forces of climate change, concentrations of carbon dioxide,… Continue reading The State of the Climate in 2017