'Climate change has arrived, earlier than we thought'

It might be pretty cold in South Africa, but this past month was the hottest June ever recorded globally.

Experts warn that parts of the world could become too hot for people to survive. Is this true?

Climate scientist Dr Guy Midgley who teaches Global Change Ecology at Stellenbosch University shares some eye-opening insights with Kieno Kammies.

Midgley acknowledges these latest climate change signs are indeed very worrying.

I think we are walking into a climate crisis. It's finally hitting us.

Dr Guy Midgley, Climate scientist - Stellenbosch University

He says the warnings from the late 1990s and early 2000s are coming to pass.

A little earlier than we thought, but this is the climate crisis that we've been expecting.

Dr Guy Midgley, Climate scientist - Stellenbosch University

There will be effects even before areas becoming completely uninhabitable, he explains.

India by 20130 is predicted to lost 6% of its working hours because of its heat, that's 34 million jobs.

Dr Guy Midgley, Climate scientist - Stellenbosch University

The irony, he adds, is these are countries not responsible for the crisis in the first place.

There's a mad hatter in The White House and an obstructionist Senate under Mitch McConnell. So we have ecological vandals running the US right now and their policies run a risk to the planet.

Dr Guy Midgley, Climate scientist - Stellenbosch University

Listen to what Midgley has to say below:


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