Climate variability versus climate change

The recent (and still ongoing in certain areas) drought has heated up the climate change debate. Changes in production seasons and increases in the number of hot days have been experienced by farmers in the Western Cape. 

Farmer's Weekly covers an address recently made by climate expert Johan van den Berg recently at the Northern Cape Red Meat Producers’ Organisation congress on the outlook for climatic conditions in the future, and how to manage the associated risks. 

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