Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Namibia, South Africa

Media coverage of this event

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Articles about casualties: 1 (0.3%)
Articles in last hour: 0

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Artificial intelligence could predict El Niño up to 18 months in advance

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:57:00 +0200sciencemag (en)

Sep. 18, 2019 , 1:30 PM. The dreaded El Niño strikes the globe every 2 to 7 years. As warm waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean shift eastward and trade winds weaken, the weather pattern ripples through the atmosphere, causing drought in southern Africa, wildfires in South America, and flooding on North America’s Pacific coast.

French researchers forecast more intensified global warming

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:59:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL) and France’s National....

French researchers forecast more intensified global warming

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:43:00 +0200euractiv-en (en)

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL) and France’s National....

Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:44:00 +0200bbc (en)

Media caption The acceleration in melting of the ice sheet covering Greenland has shocked researchers. Extreme events linked to climate change, such as the heatwave in Europe this year, are occurring sooner than expected, an ex-chief scientist says. Prof Sir David King says he's been scared by the....

World: The new climate reality: Protecting African cities from disaster

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:05:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Nairobi, 16 September 2019 - The impacts of climate change such as floods, landslides and extreme heat disproportionately affect the urban poor. This is because these communities often live in inadequate housing in fragile locations like floodplains, with no risk-reducing infrastructure such as functioning storm drains.

These Are the U.S. States That Will Be Most Affected by Climate Change

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:37:00 +0200newsweek-USA (en)

Every American will be affected by climate change, experts have warned, although extreme events like scorching heatwaves, devastating floods and ferocious hurricanes will hit some harder than others. And yet too many Americans see climate change as either a threat only to people in other countries;....

These Are the U.S. States That Will Be Most Affected by Climate Change

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:33:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Every American will be affected by climate change, experts have warned, although extreme events like scorching heatwaves, devastating floods and ferocious hurricanes will hit some harder than others. And yet too many Americans see climate change as either a threat only to people in other countries;....

A time to act

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:40:00 +0200tribune (en)

This Friday (September 20), people across the world – activists, students, environmentalists or simply anyone concerned will march to express their worry over the grave impacts of climate change. The march had been organized in the backdrop of Swedish student Greta Thunberg’s famous protest outside....

A time to act

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:33:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

This Friday (September 20), people across the world – activists, students, environmentalists or simply anyone concerned will march to express their worry over the grave impacts of climate change. The march had been organized in the backdrop of Swedish student Greta Thunberg’s famous protest outside....

How climate change is changing our world and up-to-date forecasts

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:31:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

With the cool of autumn now upon us and the familiar chill of a British winter not far away, this might not sound like a bad prospect right now: within just three decades London will have the climate that Barcelona has now , while Edinburgh will be like Paris.

Eight months’ drought hits over 782,000 in North and East

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:31:00 +0200dailynews-lk (en)

Even as the Meteorological Department warned yesterday of more heavy rain and possible floods in southern parts of the island, the Disaster Management Centre drew attention to the continuing months-long drought prevailing in much of the North and north-central and eastern regions severely affecting an estimated 782,000 people.

'Our land is no use any more': India's struggle to save its farms

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200aljazeera-en (en)

Gurugram, India - The modern highway leading from Gurugram, a technology and business hub south of the Indian capital New Delhi, cuts through swaths of empty lots - land that once contained fertile green fields, but which is now mostly barren and dotted with cranes towering over unfinished buildings.

'Our land is no use any more': India's struggle to save its farms

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:44:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Gurugram, India - The modern highway leading from Gurugram, a technology and business hub south of the Indian capital New Delhi, cuts through swaths of empty lots - land that once contained fertile green fields, but which is now mostly barren and dotted with cranes towering over unfinished buildings.

330 million people in India were affected by drought in 2015-16: UN report

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:19:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

Experts released scientific inputs into how drought can be managed through better preparedness and tracking drought vulnerability of communities at the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

MIL-OSI Global: We built an app to detect areas most vulnerable to life-threatening haze

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:10:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By Tianjia Liu, PhD Candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart and respiratory diseases, leading to premature deaths.

Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:20:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Following are statements by Commissioners and the Managing Partners: High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Today, climate crisis affects countless lives and the enjoyment of a range of human rights. Ultimately, it threatens human survival.

Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:13:00 +0200wri (en)

Following are statements by Commissioners and the Managing Partners: High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Today, climate crisis affects countless lives and the enjoyment of a range of human rights. Ultimately, it threatens human survival.

Nell’Australia orientale ci sono decine di incendi boschivi fuori controllo

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:44:00 +0200ilpost (it)

In Australia i vigli del fuoco sono al lavoro da diversi giorni per contenere decine di incendi boschivi, che hanno causato la distruzione di una ventina di abitazioni lungo la costa orientale del paese. Tra gli stati del Queensland e del New South Wales sono stati censiti almeno 100 incendi, che si....

Good rainfall forecast cheers parched SADC region

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:50:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

September 6, 2019. Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor. The latest regional rainfall forecast for the 2019-2020 cropping season shows that most SADC countries are likely to receive normal to above normal rainfall, bringing hope and cheer to farmers still reeling from a drought that ravaged most parts in the previous season.

Climate change: is it real ?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:05:00 +0200moi-gov-mm (en)

Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place. The numbers of those deniers are quite small, but the problem is: they include people who....

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