Scientists expect Africa to be hardest hit by climate change: its dependence on agriculture, hot temperatures, and poor infrastructure mean its citizens are likely to feel the pressure of a changing climate more than most others. But there are big gaps in our knowledge of how ecosystems and microclimates work.
“We don’t have an operating manual for the planet and we need one,” says Guy Midgley, a professor at Stellenbosch University who was part of the United Nations’ climate change panel. “It’s frustrating to see incomplete knowledge being implemented as policy.

“It’s why we need more science.”

That’s where rePhotoSA comes in: this ambitious citizen science project wants to recreate southern African historic landscapes through photography, and compare new and old vistas.

Source: Wild, S., 2017. Climate change’s impact on Southern Africa is captured in the photos of a citizen science project — Quartz. 3 June. Available at https://qz.com/996437/the-photos-from-a-citizen-science-project-capture-southern-africas-climate-change-future/ [Last accessed 3 July 2017].