Tag Archives: climate change

Did Earth Hour make a difference?

I know it is over a week since Earth Hour was celebrated around the world, but I want to post my thoughts anyway. Although little has been said in the South African media since Saturday 26 March, the friends I asked all said they had supported Earth Hour. We did too.  I spent Earth Hour […]

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The tale of the Delicious Monsters* and the unfurling fronds

*Important Note: The plant I refer to as a “Delicious Monster” has since been identified by Sarie Joubert and Dewald Louw (click on their names to read their comments) as being a Philodendron which Dewald says is a poisonous plant and should NOT be eaten! My thanks to Sarie and Dewald for this correction. I […]

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An excellent start to 2011

At the beginning of November 2010, I wrote a post about how the climate in our area had changed, and the fact that we were experiencing the worst drought in many years. Just how many was a little confusing. The local newspaper said it was around 60 years; the municipal records said that the last […]

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What is missing?

After posting the other day about the changing climate and the drought in our part of the world, I was thinking about what else has changed. When we first moved here we had a lot of these . . . By “these” I mean frogs and toads. As you’ll know if you’ve been following my […]

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Climate Change on a local scale

M(i)z-Hit-Run wrote an interesting piece the other day about the severe drought which is affecting the region she lives in (the Eastern Cape, South Africa). She didn’t go for the scientific view of Climate Change, but wrote from her point of view. What she personally sees happening, and how it affects the small rural community […]

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