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Places around the world already affected by climate change

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 24: A picture taken on May 10, 2017 shows bare sand and dried tree trunks standing out at Theewaterskloof Dam, which has less than 20% of it's water capacity, near Villiersdorp, about 108km from Cape Town. South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on May 22 as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years. This dam is the main water source for the city of Cape Town, and there is only 10% of it's usual capacity left for human consumption, at the last 10% is not useable, due to the silt content.  / AFP PHOTO / Rodger BOSCH        (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa

The coastal city that is a big tourist draw has been declared a disaster area after facing recurrent and severe drought over the past years. Increased water stress in the city, along with intense wildfires that further stress the reservoirs, have made the government impose strict water rationing. Day Zero—when most taps will run dry—is likely to happen in the year 2018, according to the mayor's office.

© Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images
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