Yes, global warming caused the Cape drought. It’ll strike again

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Scientists have linked Cape Town’s “Day Zero” drought directly to global warming.

The crisis that reduced dam levels to about 20% in early 2018 was due to a combination of a long-term decline in days with rain and a more recent decline in the rain’s intensity, say scientists from the oceanography department at the University of Cape Town...

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