More frequent, intense and devastating forest fires. The emergence of new diseases and pests that will affect humans, plants and animals. Fishing communities that may be forced to relocate to find new sources of income as stocks falter.
These are some of the warnings contained in the draft climate change sector plan for agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which has been published in the Government Gazette for public comment, according to Sheree Bega in an article on IOL.
The plan notes it is "indisputable" that climate change will result in food, feed, timber and energy insecurities, especially in rural areas, while the shortage of water and food and the changing spread of disease vectors and new pests "will all lead to a greater health and life risks".
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