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We hear much about climate change and global warming and our influence on or lack thereof is a hotly debated topic. Our planet had undergone both physical and climatic changes since its birth and will continue to do so until its death. Do we play a part? The jury is divided.

It’s difficult to believe but 300 million years ago, what we now call the Etosha Basin, in which the Etosha Pan is situated, was covered by and scoured out by glaciers. This was the time of the Gondwana Ice Ages. Glacial action lasted about 20 million years and then the climate changed to one of heat and aridity. Glaciers melted and dune fields took their place. That is just the beginning of the story of the pan’s formation. For those interested I recommend an excellent and easy to follow article - www.completenamibia.com/Geology.htm

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