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A man is seen searching through debris at the Blue Lagoon beach following heavy rains and winds in Durban, on April 12, 2022. Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images

Local knowledge adds value to mapping flood risk in South Africa’s informal settlements

Flooding is arguably even more problematic in informal settlements because of the lack of planning.
The main driver of climate change is the greenhouse effect – when certain gases in the Earth’s atmosphere trap the sun’s heat and cause global warming. Richard Drury/Getty Images

Climate change report: what we must do to avert the looming crisis

Emission of greenhouse gases is on the rise, an indication that the worst lies ahead.

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