28 June, Johannesburg – Greenpeace Africa conveys its solidarity with those affected by the storms in KZN and calls for urgent climate action as extreme weather conditions continue to unfold in SA.
When asked for comment, Climate and Energy Campaigner Thandile Chinyavanhu said, “The science is clear: we are in a climate emergency. There is nothing natural about the destruction unfolding in KwaZulu-Natal. Residents have barely rebuilt what was lost in last year’s storms, and residents in Inanda and Phoenix are watching their homes torn apart while politicians still debate whether we need fossil fuels in our future.
“Once again Greenpeace Africa calls upon President Ramaphosa to take urgent climate action. Extreme weather events will only become more intense and its consequences for communities more severe. Should our government neglect the severity of this situation, they will essentially be deeming KwaZulu-Natal a sacrifice zone, and its people collateral damage.”
 Greenpeace Africa released a report titled “Weathering the Storm: Extreme weather events” which details the impacts of climate change across Africa.