n IMIESA - Water, the elixir of life : editor's comment




why I left the Cape and moved to Gauteng thirty-four years ago was that I could no longer take the Mediterranean winters - cold, wet and windy. Up on the Highveld winters were marvellous - cold, yes, but with clear sunny skies to bring warmth to the bold and desperate. Today in winter we have weather similar to the Cape, and as far as I am concerned, it sucks. I guess this is all due to global warming and climate change. Which brings me to a point, if weather is now so erratic, as is evidenced by reports from around the world, what are we doing about it? I mean from the perspective of our physical and economic survival. In nature, from the volumes of scientific research, too much or too little of something is generally a bad thing. This applies to water as well.


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