Water isn't normally a luxury good, but that's what's happening in Cape Town right now. A three-year drought has drained water sheds, dried out soil, and sped up evaporation rates. Cape Town residents are preparing for what seems like the inevitable: Day Zero, otherwise known as June 4, when the residents' water taps will be turned off completely, forcing them to line up for water.
We spoke to Dr. Peter Johnston, a climate scientist at the University of Cape Town who believes climate change has exacerbated the three-year drought. We also spoke with Adam Spires, a vlogger based in South Africa who has traveled around the country, visiting dams and tracking the progression of the drought. Both offer solutions and hope, but little optimism. Will the government and residents be able to delay the crisis? Claudia Bucco has the story.