How does climate change affect you?

There are implications to the COP21 agreement, which saw various countries commit to curbing climate change.

702 and Cape Talk's Koketso Sachane spoke to Dr Guy Midgley on how climate change affects the Average Joe.

Listen to the conversatio below:

The good news is that the Paris agreement puts us on the road to avoiding what could have been very damaging 30 years down the line.

Dr Guy Midgley, professor at Stellenbosch University

Climate change adaptation is a team game. Countires have to cooperate, no single country has full control over the climate.

Dr Guy Midgley, professor at Stellenbosch University

This article first appeared on 702 : How does climate change affect you?


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