Posts Tagged Drought

Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity   Advertisements

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Drought & Deluge in 2018…

The following report is from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/drought-deluge-in-2018

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Farming Beyond Drought…

The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita. With droughts becoming more seasonal in nature […]

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Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts… 

Intro:  Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests… Read this article at enn.com – http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/51880

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South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF… 

Summary from ipsnews.net: South Sudan Monday became the first country to declare famine since 2012, as UNICEF warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen… Read the full report here: South Sudan Declares Famine

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Rainfall patterns cloud climate changes…

The following report was published by Alex Kirby on April 7th 2016 on the Climate News Network. Summary: Analysis of data stretching back 12 centuries reveals questions surrounding climate models that have linked wet and dry weather extremes to current temperature rise. Read the full report here: Rainfall patterns cloud climate changes

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A global tour of seven recent water crises…

Summary: With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to plunge a region into crisis… The following article from theguardian.com presents a photographic and general overview: Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises

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