The Midday Report Special: a discusion on the effect of the current climate

The importance of having a strategy is growing more urgent in dealing with the challenges of the increasing high temperatures throughout the country.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes hosts a discussion with various experts and opinion-makers on the issue of the recent high temperatures.

Listen to the conversation below:

Certainly we'll see food price inflation this will largely be in products such as maize meal and the price of meat will increase.

Thabi Nkosi, AgriSA economist

Normally we measure our maximum temperature at 2pm but because it's so hot, we find that the maximum temperature is reached at around 3pm.

Venetia Phakula, SA Weather Service forecaster

Yesterday for example 75 places in South Africa had their hottest day in January ever. The combination of global warming and El Nino are factors.

Dr Peter Johnston, Climatologist

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