n Farmer’s Weekly - Encroaching bush, grass threaten SA farming : by invitation

Volume 2016, Issue 16011
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



The first national analysis of the potential climate change impact on South Africa's diverse flora and fauna was carried out in the late 1990s. In it, it was projected that the western half of the country would become much hotter and drier, and the succulent Karoo biome, and the northern half of the fynbos biome, would all but disappear. These predictions were so catastrophic that the potential climate change impact on biodiversity began to be explored worldwide.

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