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EDITORIAL: Our Burning Planet: The Earth is on fire, It’s time to start worrying



Last October, reporters for this publication fanned out across the Western Cape in order to make sense of an unfolding disaster: a once-in-628-year weather event threatened the existence of the city of Cape Town, and no one knew what to do about it. The mayor was fighting for her political life; the ruling party was engaged in a to-the-death leadership battle; political dysfunction compounded environmental calamity. The more our reporters reported, the more shocking and unbelievable the situation appeared. Cape Town was on the cusp of becoming the first major,...

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Published By: dailymaverick - 7 days ago