ReconAfrica has secured rights to explore the field and has leased 13,000 square miles in both Namibia and Botswana. ReconAfrica believes the field could contain 12 billion barrels of oil.
While oil is problematic for multiple reasons, experts worry about the effects on the local economy and country. “Southern Namibia already has twice the global rate of warming. In northern Namibia it is a staggering 3.6 degrees Celsius per century,” said Francois Engelbrecht, a professor at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa shared in CNN, “The northern part of Namibia and Botswana and southern Zambia are likely the region in the Southern Hemisphere that is warming the fastest.”
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