South Africa is suffering from one of its worst heat waves and will surely turn to more livable climatic conditions by Wednesday.
Predictably mainstream scientists attribute the heat to the fact that these are characteristic features of “global warming” that will allegedly be experienced more and more in the future. The truth however is climate change happens all the time and given the coming solar minimum, warm places will get warmer, cool places cooler, dry places drier and wet places wetter. Humans have very little to do with it as much as their egos would hope. Pollution however is another story.
The Northern Cape, where the drought is the worst in decades, had parts of new record temperatures, and the record was last week at 50.1 degrees Celsius, and Vioolsdrif set a new record on Sunday with 54°C the highest in the world.
Vioolsdrif is located near the border with Namibia, and the temperature measurement was done according to international standards, and is now regarded as the highest temperature in the world on record.