Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Dying In The Heat

Our Northern Cape is known for its heat. One town was named "Hot as Hell" until they renamed it "Hotazel". It is not uncommon for temperatures to rise above 40°C (104°F), and in some places people are familiar with 50°C (122°F). Often, too, people live in corrugated iron homes in that heat. With climate change, the already high temperatures are rising. I am told through friends that their friends are now dying of haemorrhages in the heat. I heard of four such tragedies recently. It is just not survivable any more.

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