"The geographic concept of tropicality emerged as an operative tool in the colonizing efforts of the European powers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since the colonizing encounters proved fatal for many Europeans in South Asia, particularly during the initial phase of settlement when their mortality rate was far higher than that of the natives, attempts were made to understand the impact of the tropical climate upon the Western constitution. ..." – By Rituparna Ray Chowdhury
"South Africa is Africa’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and one of the most carbon-intense countries in the world (World Bank, 2020), mostly due to the country’s heavy reliance on coal combustion for electricity production. Carbon-intense industries like mining have been responsible for much of South Africa’s economic development and still contribute a considerable share to its economic output. ..." – By Sebastian Levi
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