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Food Supplies Threatened in Southern Africa After Driest February on Record - Bloomberg

  2024-03-08 in Bloomberg

Zambia has declared protracted dry spell a national disaster as price of staple food surges.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Drought | Agriculture | Zimbabwe | Africa | Economics

Risotto crisis: the fight to save Italy’s beloved dish from extinction

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

After drought devastated prized arborio and carnaroli harvests in the Po valley, new rice varieties offer a glimmer of hope. But none are yet suitable for use in the traditional recipe

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers

Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought

  2024-02-28 in The BBC

As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought

Severe Drought Erased Climate Progress in the Northwest in 2023

  2024-02-22 by in Distilled - Michael Thomas

Power emissions rose in the region due to drier conditions and less hydro output

  Tagged under: Drought

What will Spain look like when it runs out of water? Barcelona is giving us a glimpse | María Ramírez

  2024-02-15 in The Guardian

Angry farmers, worried tourism workers and unprepared politicians – Catalonia is on the frontline of a drought-stricken future, says Spanish journalist María Ramírez

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming

Network dynamics of drought-induced tipping cascades in the Amazon rainforest | Research Square

  2024-02-14 (or before) in Research Square

Tipping elements are nonlinear subsystems of the Earth system that can potentially abruptly and irreversibly shift if environmental change occurs. Among these tipping elements is the Amazon rainforest, which is threatened by anthropogenic activities and increasingly frequent droughts. Here, we as...

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Tipping Points

Preliminary analysis says global warming more to blame than El Niño for Amazon’s ongoing record drought

  2024-02-08 (or before) in

2023 “exceptional” drought would have been two categories weaker and ~30 times less likely in a world without global warming.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Global Warming | El Niño

2023 costliest climate disasters reveal ‘global postcode lottery’ Christian Aid study finds

  2024-02-06 (or before) in Christian Aid

  Study identifies the year’s 20 costliest extreme climate disasters by per capita cost.  The cost ranges from over $4,000 per person due to a wildfire in Hawaii to $9 per person due to flooding in Peru. Floods, cyclones and drought killed and displaced millions of people across the globe in places…

  Tagged under: Drought

Barcelona imposes severe water restrictions during worst drought ever

  2024-02-01 (or before) in Euronews

Citizens could be fined for washing cars or watering gardens.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Cars

Devastating drought in Amazon result of climate crisis, study shows

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Extreme weather threatens world’s biggest carbon store as the rainforest is already close to tipping point

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Trees | Tipping Points

Groundwater decline is global but not universal

  2024-01-24 in Nature

Measurements of groundwater levels in 170,000 wells reveal the global extent of groundwater decline. But the data also show that such depletion is not inevitable in a changing climate, providing hope for a resilient water future. Measurements of groundwater in 170,000 wells.

  Tagged under: Drought | Water Resources

Extreme fire weather in Chile driven by climate change and El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - Scientific Reports

  2024-01-23 in Nature

A string of fierce fires broke out in Chile in the austral summer 2023, just six years after the record-breaking 2017 fire season. Favored by extreme weather conditions, fire activity has dramatically risen in recent years in this Andean country. A total of 1.7 million ha. burned during the last decade, tripling figures of the prior decade. Six of the seven most destructive fire seasons on record occurred since 2014. Here, we analyze the progression during the last two decades of the weather conditions associated with increased fire risk in Central Chile (30°–39° S). Fire weather conditions (including high temperat...

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Chile | El Niño | Heatwaves | Wildfires

Hotter weather and a recurring drought in store for Cape Town soon, experts warn

  2024-01-21 in IOL | News that Connects South Africans

If you think the 35ºC heat on Friday was hot, then it is likely you will be hopping from the frying pan into the fire soon, if the warnings of climate change experts are anything to go by.

  Tagged under: Drought | South Africa | Africa

Climate change: London is underprepared for extreme weather

  2024-01-17 in The BBC

The capital is at risk from rising sea levels, flooding, heat, drought and wildfires, a report says.

  Tagged under: Drought | Sea Level | Wildfires

Algarve drought nears “catastrophic” level

  2024-01-17 by in Portugal Resident - Portugal News and Lifestyle

The Algarve is waiting for the Portuguese government to officially announce some of the toughest water-saving measures ever implemented in Portugal to tackle its near-catastrophic drought situation.

  Tagged under: Drought

Drought reveals sunken church in Spanish reservoir

  2024-01-17 (or before) in Euronews

'Drought tourists’ are visiting to see the 11th-century church which was submerged 60 years ago.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought

More than 160 elephants die in Zimbabwe, with many more at risk

  2024-01-17 in The Guardian

Drought in Hwange national park was the cause of most of the deaths, and wildlife experts fear the climate crisis could make such events look normal

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Drought | Zimbabwe | Africa

Climate change threatens global forest carbon sequestration, study finds

  2024-01-15 in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Climate change is reshaping forests differently across the United States, according to a new analysis of U.S. Forest Service data. With rising temperatures, escalating droughts, wildfires, and disease outbreaks taking a toll on trees, researchers warn that forests across the American West are bearing the brunt of the consequences.

  Tagged under: Drought | Wildfires | Trees

Cookies and candy are latest victims of climate crisis as sugar prices surge

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

Cost of sugar surges to highest level since 2011 after dry spell in India and drought in Thailand, and price hike has already filtered down to desserts

  Tagged under: Drought | El Niño | Brazil

$270 Billion in Trade Rests on Finding a Fix to the Panama Canal - Bloomberg

  2024-01-03 in Bloomberg

A combination of climate change and infrastructure is to blame for critical shipping delays at the canal.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Drought

Amazon drought: 'We've never seen anything like this'

  2023-12-27 (or before) in BBC

This year's heat and drought in the Amazon intensify worries that it is approaching a tipping point.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Tipping Points

‘Everything is dead’: How record drought is wreaking havoc on the Amazon

  2023-12-20 by in Al Jazeera

Communities that rely on the rainforest’s waterways now find themselves struggling with fire and plunging water levels.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil

Drought leaves Karnataka farmers in distress; 456 end lives this year

  2023-12-18 by in Latest News from Hyderabad, Telangana, Bollywood, India |

Bengaluru: Karnataka is grappling with an acute drought this year, leaving crops unviable, existing yields destroyed, and farmers in severe distress.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming

Whatever the Weather - Fabian Society

  2023-12-12 in The Fabian Society

Climate change is already a major risk to our health, homes and infrastructure. Flooding, heatwaves and drought are more common than in the past, and they are projected to continue to become more frequent and severe. As a result, argues Fabian Society researcher Eloise Sacares, reducing emissions is not enough; it is too late to

  Tagged under: Drought | Health | Heatwaves

'We Need Information' Plead Peru Farmers Battling Drought, Climate Change

  2023-12-07 by in Barrons

A light rain barely moistens the soil in the drought-stricken region of Junin in central Peru. It does nothing to bring relief to farmers in Latin America's biggest potato producer.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming

Impact of Amazon’s climate-driven drought may last until 2026

  2023-12-02 by in

By Brad Haynes and Jake Spring MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) - The Amazon rainforest's record-breaking drought hit home for Raimundo Leite de Souza one Oct...

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil

Giant desert solar farms might have unintended climate consequences | GreenBiz

  2023-12-02 (or before) in Greenbiz

Turning deserts into solar energy farms could raise temperatures across the globe and cause devastating droughts in the Amazon.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Solar Energy

The Climate Summit Is a Sick Joke. You Should Be Angry and Afraid

  2023-12-01 in Newsweek

The primary cause of global heating is fossil fuels; and global heating is what's driving all the crazy heat, fire, smoke, storms, flooding, drought, crop yield losses, and ecosystem death that is

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Drought | COP28

Climate, Fossil Fuels and UK Food Prices: 2023

  2023-11-27 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Climate change and energy add the cost of 10 weekly shops to food bills as floods and drought hit food production.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Drought | Food Production and Consumption

‘The river took it all’: Somalis wait for waters to recede as floods kill dozens

  2023-11-22 in The Guardian

Bilan reporters describe devastation across Somalia as ‘once-in-a-century’ floods hit a country reeling from a six-year drought

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Middle East | Africa

Extreme drought in northern Italy mirrors climate in Ethiopia

  2023-11-14 in The Guardian

Research shows global heating creates ‘whiplash effect’ of erratic extremes – often in poorest countries

  Tagged under: Drought

US Corn Farmers Defy Summer Drought, Extreme Heat for a Record Crop - Bloomberg

  2023-11-10 in Bloomberg

The bumper harvest is fallout from the war in the Black Sea region and should keep a lid on costs for poultry and biofuel producers, as well as shoppers.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Russia

Food, soil, water: how the extinction of insects would transform our planet

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

A new study doubles the number of species at risk of extinction to 2m, driven by the latest data on insects. Losing these tiny creatures would have huge implications for life on Earth

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Rivers | Wildlife | Insects

Amazon tragedy as endangered river dolphins die in hot water

  2023-11-06 in Whale and Dolphin Conservation

The climate crisis is accelerating at such an alarming rate that some whale and dolphin populations haven’t got time to adapt. More frequent and severe droughts and heatwaves are threatening the survival of species and ecosystems that are crucial to our own existence. When 155 endangered river dolphins died suddenly in Lake Tefé in Brazil, this heartbreaking event gave us a stark warning of the severity of the situation.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Amazon Rainforest | Whales and Dolphins | Brazil | Heatwaves

‘Everything is parched’: Amazon struggles with drought amid deforestation

  2023-11-06 in The Guardian

By now, the rivers should be full. But large-scale cattle farming, the climate crisis and weather events like El Niño mean Brazil is near the point of no return

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Cattle and Dairy Farming | El Niño | Brazil | Trees | Rivers

New Study Warns of an Imminent Spike of Planetary Warming and Deepens Divides Among Climate Scientists - Inside Climate News

  2023-11-02 by in Inside Climate News

During the past year, the needles on the climate dashboard for global ice melt, heatwaves, ocean temperatures, coral die-offs, floods and droughts all tilted far into the red warning zone. In summer and fall, monthly global temperature anomalies spiked beyond most projections, helping to drive those extremes, and they may not level off anytime soon, […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Global Warming | Coral Reefs | Heatwaves

‘For us, the Amazon isn’t a cause, it’s our home’: the riverside communities stranded by the climate crisis

  2023-10-31 in The Guardian

The historic drought in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has reduced the Rio Negro to a trickle and put at risk the livelihoods of remote Indigenous and riverside communities

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Rivers

How to Prepare for Water Shortages While There's Still Time

  2023-10-28 in OK Doomer

Let's face it, we're going to run out of water. Scientists from practically every field have been predicting it for years. Global demand for water will outgrow our supply by 40 percent before the end of the decade. By 2050 or sooner, 5 billion people will face water shortages. That's

  Tagged under: Drought | Health

Unrelenting Drought Clobbers the Amazon

  2023-10-20 in Countercurrents

Share:Share on WhatsAppShare on FacebookShare on X (Twitter)Share on TelegramShare on RedditShare on EmailGlobal warming is consuming vast portions of the planet with a swagger that defies all expectations. Rivers in the Amazon rainforest are drying up. This is not supposed to be happening to such an extent, even during the dry season. After all, […]

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers

Amazon River hits record low level in Brazil amid drought, heat

  2023-10-18 in Axios

The drought is also driving fires that are smothering Brazilian cities with smoke.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Brazil

Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Forest Fires | Rivers | El Niño | South America | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees

How Climate Change Affects Water Markets Globally

  2023-10-18 in Bloomberg

More extreme weather is reshaping the availability of water, a commodity embedded in almost every product bought and sold in international markets

  Tagged under: Drought | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Water Resources | Rivers

Drought, migration and the fall of civilization: A cautionary tale

  2023-10-13 in The Hill

Sprawling civilizations, as we see, are fragile, requiring cooperation and a degree of common interest among diverse communities.

  Tagged under: Drought

Indigenous Amazonians urge Brazil to declare emergency over severe drought

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Drought and heatwave has killed fish in rivers as Indigenous umbrella group Apiam says villagers have no water, food or medicine

  Tagged under: Fish | Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Trees | Rivers

Climate crisis costing $16m an hour in extreme weather damage, study estimates

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Analysis shows at least $2.8tn in damage from 2000 to 2019 through worsened storms, floods and heatwaves

  Tagged under: Drought | Heatwaves

Interactive effects of changes in UV radiation and climate on terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, and feedbacks to the climate system - Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

  2023-10-07 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Terrestrial organisms and ecosystems are being exposed to new and rapidly changing combinations of solar UV radiation and other environmental factors because of ongoing changes in stratospheric ozone and climate. In this Quadrennial Assessment, we examine the interactive effects of changes in stratospheric ozone, UV radiation and climate on terrestrial ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in the context of the Montreal Protocol. We specifically assess effects on terrestrial organisms, agriculture and food supply, biodiversity, ecosystem services and feedbacks to the climate system. Emphasis is placed on the role of extreme clima...

  Tagged under: Drought | Health

Sadly, It's Not 'Just Another Summer.' We Must End the Fossil Fuel Industry

  2023-10-04 in Newsweek

My fellow human beings, we're in the process of losing basically everything, as the latest data demonstrates.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

Deaths of 120 Amazon dolphins linked to severe drought, high temperatures | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Amazon River’s pink, grey dolphins are a threatened species and among the few freshwater dolphins found in the world.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Brazil

More than 100 dolphins dead in Amazon as water hits 102 degrees Fahrenheit | CNN

  2023-10-01 by in CNN

More than a hundred dolphins have been found dead in the Brazilian Amazon amid an historic drought and record-high water temperatures that in places have exceeded 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | South America | Brazil | Health

'It's an emergency.' Midwest towns scramble as drought threatens drinking water

  2023-09-22 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

James Rainbolt typically can tackle most problems at his rural water plant with some extra time or money.

  Tagged under: Drought

A saltwater wedge climbing the Mississippi River threatens drinking water - The Washington Post

  2023-09-21 in The Washington Post

A saltwater wedge is making its way up the drought-stricken Mississippi River, threatening drinking water. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell signed an emergency declaration Friday.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Louisiana

Climate action must respond to extreme weather driving health crisis, says WHO

  2023-09-19 in The Guardian

Melting ice caps and rising sea levels are urgent but people care more about the floods, wildfires and droughts that are here now, New York summit hears

  Tagged under: COP28 | Libya | Drought | Africa | Ice Melting | Sea Level | Health | Middle East | Wildfires

Po river drought in 2022 was the worst of the last two centuries

  2023-09-06 (or before) in Nature

Analysis shows last year’s water shortage was by far the most severe since records began, most probably triggered by global warming. Analysis shows last year’s water shortage was by far the most severe since records began, most probably triggered by global warming.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers

As Colorado River shrinks, California farmers urge 'one-dam solution'

  2023-09-05 in Los Angeles Times

Some California farmers are urging the federal government to consider draining Lake Powell, supporting environmentalists’ push for a ‘one-dam solution.’

  Tagged under: Rivers | Drought | Colorado River | California

The summer food went weird: searing heat reshapes US food production

  2023-09-02 in The Guardian

From wilting wheat to stressed pollinators, US farmers and fishermen see unexpected climate effects

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Climate Change | Fish | Food Production and Consumption

Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Graham Steele at Event Hosted by the Brookings Institution's Assessing Insurance Regulation and Supervision of Climate-Related Financial Risk

  2023-08-29 (or before) in

As Prepared for Delivery Introduction Thank you, Carlos.  It is my pleasure to be with you all today, both those in the room and watching virtually. As the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, my portfolio includes developing the Department’s policy views on banks, credit unions, consumer protection, access to capital, and financial sector cybersecurity matters.  My remarks will focus on the work that Treasury, through the Federal Insurance office (FIO), is doing to understand and help address the financial risks that our changing climate poses in the insurance sector. Work on climate-related financial...

  Tagged under: Drought | Finance | Climate Change | Housing | Insurance | Litigation | Economic Growth | California | Climate Change Impacts | Wildfires | Florida | Climate Change Mitigation

Environmental crisis looms as Murray cod virtually disappear from NSW Lower Darling

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

NSW Fisheries survey from May reveals attempts at repopulating river after 2018-19 drought appear to have failed

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | Rivers

Europe’s water crisis: how supplies turned to ‘gold dust’ | Financial Times

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Financial Times

Drought, leaky pipes and poor policy among several factors contributing to continent’s scarcity problem

  Tagged under: Drought

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

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Yale E360

A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest.  

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers | Trees

Climate change is coming for your olive oil, too

  2023-08-25 by in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Overall inflation is easing. But heatwaves in Europe have doubled the price of live oil over the past year.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Heatwaves

Severe drought in Panama hits global shipping industry | Financial Times

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Financial Times

Restrictions triggered by lack of rain are likely to occur ‘again and again’ as climate change worsens

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

'Wake-up call': How 'vicious' Mediterranean weather events threaten a quarter of UK food imports

  2023-08-14 in Business Green

Region 'ravaged' by heatwaves, wildfires and drought this summer provided just over £16bn worth of UK food imports last year, prompting growing concerns for food security

  Tagged under: Drought | Heatwaves | Wildfires

Return of El Niño raises risk of hunger, drought and malaria, scientists warn

  2023-08-10 in The Guardian

Hot natural weather pattern will exacerbate heat-related dangers brought about by climate crisis

  Tagged under: Drought | El Niño

Why did the Maui fire spread so fast? Drought, nonnative species and climate change among possible reasons | CNN

  2023-08-09 by in CNN

Drought conditions are becoming more extreme and common in Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Health | Wildfires | Finance

In pictures: How climate change is causing loss and damage around the world by UNDP Climate on Exposure

  2023-08-06 (or before) in

Here are the many faces of loss and damage caused by climate change around the world –and what it can look like for those on the frontlines.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Chile | Wildfires | Madagascar

Leaked UK government plan to protect against climate heat ‘very weak’

  2023-07-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Document ‘falls far short’ of what is needed to safeguard lives and livelihoods from heat, drought and storms, say experts

  Tagged under: Drought

Global projections of flash drought show increased risk in a warming climate - Communications Earth & Environment

  2023-07-16 (or before) in Nature

Flash droughts are projected to become more frequent under all global warming scenarios, with flash drought risk over croplands increasing particularly sharply over Europe and the US, according to analyses of climate model simulations.

  Tagged under: Drought

Spanish olive growers feel pain from early drought – DW – 05/09/2023

  2023-07-15 (or before) in Deutsche Welle

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought

Alan Kohler: Labor fiddles while Australia burns

  2023-07-09 by in The New Daily - Latest News Headlines From Australia & World

A lot of the trees that have been counted up to now will either die when Australia burns or die in the drought we’re about to have.

  Tagged under: Drought | Trees

Crop yield sensitivity of global major agricultural countries to droughts and the projected changes in the future - PMC

  2023-07-09 (or before) in National Center for Biotechnology Information

  Tagged under: Drought

Current Map | U.S. Drought Monitor

  2023-07-09 (or before) in Drought Monitor

  Tagged under: Drought

Dry conditions prompt Alberta county to declare agricultural disaster |

  2023-06-17 (or before) in Global News Canada

Stettler County council hopes a disaster declaration prompts governments 'to advocate for assistance and support for an agriculture industry battling drought in Alberta.'

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming

Tribes seek greater involvement in talks on Colorado River water crisis

  2023-06-16 in Los Angeles Times

The federal government is opening negotiations on long-term plans for the Colorado River. Leaders of tribes say they don't want to be left out of key talks.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Colorado River

‘Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic’

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

The long read: While the world becomes drier, profit and pollution are draining our resources. We have to change our approach

  Tagged under: Drought | Water Resources

River in ‘wettest place in England’ in Lake District almost completely dry

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Experts are warning of disastrous conditions for wildlife at upper River Derwent in Borrowdale

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife

One of the wettest places in England has almost completely dry rivers and dangerous conditions for wildlife

  2023-06-13 (or before) in West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT)

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife

El Niño planet-warming weather phase has begun - BBC News

  2023-06-09 (or before) in The BBC

Storms, droughts and record high temperatures lie ahead as US scientists confirm El Niño has arrived.

  Tagged under: Drought

Ofwat flags data failures in water companies’ draft drought resilience plans

  2023-06-05 (or before) in Ends Report

Ofwat has expressed concerns about the “level of detail and accuracy” in the data water companies have submitted for their emerging plans for safeguarding water supply, an ENDS analysis has revealed.

  Tagged under: Drought

New research suggests wheat crops may be threatened by unprecedented heat and drought

  2023-06-03 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The world is getting hotter, causing shifts in seasonal patterns and increasing the amount of extreme weather such as severe droughts and heat waves, which can affect crop yields and food supplies. A recent study led by a researcher at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University has found that the likelihood of extreme temperatures that could affect crop yields has increased significantly in wheat-producing regions of the U.S. and China.

  Tagged under: Drought

Accelerating flash droughts induced by the joint influence of soil moisture depletion and atmospheric aridity - Nature Communications

  2023-06-02 (or before) in Nature

The occurrence of flash droughts has attracted widespread attention due to their rapid onset. Here, the authors find that the joint influence of soil moisture depletion and atmospheric aridity further accelerates the rapid onset of flash droughts.

  Tagged under: Drought

South West Water owner pays dividend despite pre-tax loss and fine

  2023-06-02 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

The Pennon group, the owner of South West Water, which operates in one of only two regions in the country in drought, has raised its shareholder dividend despite reporting a loss and being fined for illegally dumping sewage.

  Tagged under: Drought

Pigs, rabbits and fish are dying from searing temperatures in China | CNN Business

  2023-06-02 by in CNN

With parts of China experiencing record high temperatures and heavy rains, reports of farm animals and crops suffering from extreme weather patterns are dominating headlines in the country, raising concerns about food security in the world’s second largest economy.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Fish | Flooding | Rivers | Health | Food Production and Consumption | El Niño | Trees | Finance

France is preparing for a ‘realistic’ 4°C global warming scenario

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Euronews

After living through the hottest summer on record in 2022 and a prolonged drought, France is now preparing for a future where extreme weather could become commonplace.

  Tagged under: Drought | France

Spanish regions demand EU support to tackle drought crisis - EFE Noticias

  2023-05-25 in

Brussels, May 25 (EFE).- Spanish regional authorities on Thursday called for a “European response” to the prolonged drought that is severely affecting the country’s agricultural sector. Rainfall has dropped by 26% between October 2022 and early May 2023, according to the State Meteorological Agen

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought

Devon and Cornwall farmers to be paid to store water on their land - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

A South West Water project aims to reduce demand on the mains supply during droughts.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming

‘No one saw this level of devastation coming’: climate crisis worsens in Somalia

  2023-05-19 in The Guardian

Torrential rain, coming on top of the country’s worst drought in four decades, has forced 250,000 people to leave their homes

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Middle East

‘The city was underwater’: quarter of a million Somalis flee flooded homes

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

Climate crisis a key factor in flash flooding of Beledweyne as rains end drought and Shabelle River breaks its banks

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Rivers | Middle East

'Without water, we are nothing!': Spain's crippling drought reignites tensions over Tagus river

  2023-05-13 (or before) in Inkl

An early scorching heatwave across Spain has worsened the impact of the country's long-term drought, causing unprecedented damage to the country's crops. As farmers grow desperate for irrigation, the government's plan to limit the rerouting of water from the nation's longest river – the Tagus – for agricultural purposes lies…

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming | Rivers

Spain records hottest and driest April on record

  2023-05-08 in Associated Press News

Drought-stricken Spain says last month was the hottest and driest April since records began in 1961. The State Meteorological Agency says the average daily temperature was 14.9 degrees Celsius (58.8 Fahrenheit) — that is 3 degrees Celsius above the average. AEMET said average maximum temperatures during the month were up by 4.7 C. Rainfall was a fifth of what would normally be expected in the month, making it the driest April on record in Spain. Last year was Spain’s hottest since record-keeping started in 1961, and also the country’s sixth driest. Three years of scant rainfall and high temperatures put the cou...

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming

Drought parches America's breadbasket

  2023-05-04 by in E&E News | Essential Energy and Environment News

Farmers in northern Oklahoma and western Kansas are struggling in a long-lasting dry spell that may be a harbinger for severe climate troubles ahead.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming

Current Map | U.S. Drought Monitor

  2023-05-02 (or before) in Drought Monitor

  Tagged under: Drought

Europe suffers severe drought as temperatures reach record highs

  2023-04-30 in Channel 4

If you spent anytime sunning yourself on this pleasantly warm bank holiday weekend across the UK - spare a thought for those suffering in much of Europe. 

  Tagged under: Drought

Catalonia’s farmers face threat of drought … and a plague of hungry rabbits

  2023-04-24 in The Guardian

With water reserves running low, Spanish farmers are also struggling to protect crops from thousands of rabbits starved of fresh grass

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming

‘Frightening’: record-busting heat and drought hit Europe in 2022

  2023-04-20 in The Guardian

Continent set for further drought in 2023, scientists say, as unstoppable impacts of climate crisis mount

  Tagged under: Drought

Fears for England’s frog and toad population after drought

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Conservationists blame changing weather patterns as low numbers of amphibians found across country

  Tagged under: Drought | Wildlife

Utah’s Great Salt Lake risked disappearing. Unprecedented weather is bringing it back

  2023-04-15 in The Guardian

The lake was at a record low before historic snowfall fueled its rise – along with violent runoff that is difficult to control

  Tagged under: Drought

Urban water crises driven by elites’ unsustainable consumption - Nature Sustainability

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Nature

Urban water crises, due to droughts and unsustainable water consumption, are becoming increasingly recurrent in metropolitan cities. This study shows the role of social inequalities in such crises, revealing the implications of water overconsumption by privileged social groups and individuals.

  Tagged under: Drought | Sustainability

Droughts developing more rapidly says global study

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Met Office UK

For the first time a new study has confirmed droughts across the world are developing more rapidly as a result of climate change.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

Drought will cause crop failures in Spain, farmers warn

  2023-04-13 in Associated Press News

The main Spanish farmers' association says drought now affects 60% of the Spanish countryside and is causing “irreversible losses” to more than 3.5 million hectares of crops. the Coordinator of Farmers' and Ranchers' Organizations said in a report issued on Thursday that wheat and barley are expected to fail or be badly affected in major growing regions. Olives and nuts also are suffering due to Spain’s long-term drought, which is affecting farmers' ability to irrigate corn, sunflowers, rice and cotton, too. Reservoirs in Andalusia, Spain’s most important food-exporting region, have water levels at 30% of...

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming | Climate Change

Swimming pools of the rich driving city water crises, study says

  2023-04-10 in The Guardian

Pools and well-watered gardens at least as damaging as climate emergency or population growth

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa

EDO Home - European Drought Observatory - JRC European Commission

  2023-04-09 (or before) in European Drought Observatory Webserver of the Joint Research Center

EDO Home

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

California: stunning shift as parched reservoirs replenished by storms

  2023-04-07 in The Guardian

Reservoirs whose water levels had plummeted during punishing drought have recovered – but officials warn of ‘weather whiplash’

  Tagged under: Drought | California

Wheat Spread Hits Record As Drought Plagues Midwest | ZeroHedge

  2023-04-05 (or before) in Zero Hedge

ZeroHedge - On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

  Tagged under: Drought

Tunisia to cut off public water supplies overnight due to drought

  2023-04-05 (or before) in Reuters

Tunisia will cut off water supplies to citizens for seven hours a night in response to the country's worst drought on record, state water distribution company SONEDE said in a statement on Friday.

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa

Europe could see repeat of last summer's severe droughts, scientists warn

  2023-04-05 (or before) in Sky News

Scarce snow in the Alps, warm temperatures and a widespread lack of rain have scientists worried about a second summer of widespread drought.

  Tagged under: Drought

Climate change: Catalonia in grip of worst drought in decades - BBC News

  2023-04-04 (or before) in The BBC

Water levels at a reservoir in the northern Spanish region have fallen below 10% of its capacity.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Climate Change

The oceans just reached their hottest temperature on record as El Niño looms. Here are 6 things to watch for | CNN

  2023-04-01 by in CNN

It's unclear how strong the coming El Niño will be -- some models predict it could reach super-strength, others suggest it will be more moderate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | Predictions | Climate Change | Antarctic | Flooding | El Niño | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Finance

Somalia drought: 43,000 died in 2022 and this year’s toll will be higher, study finds | The Independent

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The Independent

‘Unrelenting droughts’ have created worst hunger crisis for 70 years says

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Africa | Famine | Health

20 Years After US Invasion, Iraq Faces Cascading Climate and Water Crises

  2023-03-20 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

A defender of Iraq’s southern marshlands was recently kidnapped amid extreme drought and fierce competition for water.

  Tagged under: Drought

Confirmed: Global floods, droughts worsening with warming

  2023-03-14 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The intensity of extreme drought and rainfall has "sharply" increased over the past 20 years, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Water. These aren't merely tough weather events, they are leading to extremes such as crop failure, infrastructure damage, even humanitarian crises and conflict.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Conflict

UK river levels already at record lows forecast to be ‘devastated’ by dry spring

  2023-03-13 in The Guardian

Campaigners say government and water companies have not done enough to conserve water supplies

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers

Argentina’s grain harvest suffers under worst drought in 60 years | Drought News | Al Jazeera

  2023-03-09 in Al Jazeera

Already struggling under spiralling inflation, the South American country faces a decline in grain, its main export.

  Tagged under: Argentina | Drought | South America

‘Very precarious’: Europe faces growing water crisis as winter drought worsens

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Multiple governments warn of critical water shortages as heatwaves and lack of rain leave river systems depleted

  Tagged under: Spain | Heatwaves | Drought | France | Rivers

Driest February in England since 1993 signals drought ahead, say experts

  2023-03-01 in The Guardian

With little rain forecast for spring and reservoirs still not refilled, drought could be worse than last year

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

East of England faces drought, says water firm - BBC News

  2023-03-01 (or before) in The BBC

Anglian Water says more rain is needed if underground supplies are to be replenished.

  Tagged under: Drought

Exporting the Colorado River to Asia, Through Hay

  2023-02-06 (or before) in National Geographic

As the West suffers long-term drought, experts look for ways to save water while still supporting local farmers.

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers

Colorado River: US states fail to reach deal on cutting water use - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

More than 40 million people in seven Western states rely on the drought-stricken Colorado River.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Colorado State

Europe on the verge of water catastrophe as groundwater reserves dry up, scientists warn | The Independent

  2023-01-30 (or before) in The Independent

The effects of this prolonged drought were evident in Europe during the summer of 2022

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon

  2023-01-22 (or before) in NASA Earth Observatory

The atmosphere above the rainforest has become drier, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest

The burning question about fungi: what happens to them in extreme heat?

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Scientists in Italy are testing the impact of fire and drought to learn how the changing climate affects underground fungal networks

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought

Unprecedented Drought Emergency In The Horn Of Africa – OpEd

  2022-12-28 in

By J Nastranis The United Nations has warned that the Horn of Africa is facing an unprecedented drought emergency, which will unleash catastrophic consequences. Communities in the region are in the…

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa

In Arizona, Colorado River crisis stokes worry over growth and groundwater depletion

  2022-12-26 in Los Angeles Times

Even as Arizona grapples with cuts in Colorado River water, Phoenix’s suburbs are expanding. Experts warn that desert growth based on groundwater poses risks.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California

What will it take to stabilize the Colorado River?

  2022-12-23 (or before) in Science | AAAS

A continuation of the current 23-year-long drought will require difficult decisions to prevent further decline

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers

Climate and weather extremes in 2022 show need for more action

  2022-12-23 in World Meteorological Organization

Weather, water and climate-related disasters, including extreme flooding, heat and drought affected millions of people and cost billions this year, as the tell-tale signs and impacts of human-induced climate change intensified.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts

Jabal: the new drought-tolerant wheat scientists say can withstand extreme heat

  2022-12-04 in The Guardian

The variety is a cross between commercial and wild wheats – bred in a bid to develop crops that are more resilient to the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought

Robust Future Changes in Meteorological Drought in CMIP6 Projections Despite Uncertainty in Precipitation

  2022-12-04 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Quantifying meteorological droughts using changes in both the mean and variability of precipitation leads to more robust projections CMIP6 projections show robust changes in the frequency and durat...

  Tagged under: Drought

B.C. grain farmers struggling as historic drought continues in province's northeast | CBC News

  2022-11-16 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Early this month, B.C.'s Ministry of Forests made an announcement encouraging all water users across northeastern B.C. to take voluntary water conservation measures and monitor their water supply in light of a Level 5 drought.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Trees

Colorado River conditions are worsening quicker than expected. Feds prepare to step in.

  2022-11-02 in The Denver Post - Colorado breaking news, sports, business, weather, entertainment.

Running out of time and options to save water along the drying Colorado River, federal officials said they’re considering whether to release less water from the country’s two largest re…

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California

Europe's farmers bring in drought-scarred maize crop

  2022-10-07 in Reuters

The European Union's maize harvest is in full swing and field work is confirming widespread drought damage that analysts expect to push the feed grain crop to a 15-year low.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

Persistent drought, heat wave continue to smother South China in October; scope of affected area rare case on record - Global Times

  2022-10-03 (or before) by in Global Times

With heat waves continuing to engulf most areas of South China at the beginning of October with some places still record temperature more than 40 C, which break the historical record of same period in previous years, northern and middle parts of China look likely set for a cold snap, followed by a drastic drop in temperature overnight.

  Tagged under: Drought | China | Rivers

All dried up: The materiality of drought in Ladismith, South Africa - Elisa Savelli, Maria Rusca, Hannah Cloke, Tyrel J Flügel, Abdulrazak Karriem, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, 2022

  2022-09-22 (or before) in Sage Journals

This paper conceptualises droughts as socioecological phenomena coproduced by the recursive engagement of human and non-human transformations. Through an interd...

  Tagged under: Drought | South Africa | Africa

It’s the thirstiest crop in the US south-west. Will the drought put alfalfa farmers out of business?

  2022-09-12 in The Guardian

Agriculture – mainly alfalfa – consumes 80% of the Colorado River’s dwindling water supply, prompting calls for conservation efforts. Read the other stories in our megadrought series

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California

France bracing for ‘catastrophic’ food shortages following drought, farmers and unions warn

  2022-09-09 in Morning Star

by Roger Mckenzie at the Fete de l'Humanité

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | France

China reports ‘most severe’ heatwave and third driest summer on record

  2022-09-07 in The Guardian

Average temperature in August was 1.2C higher than norm, which caused widespread drought

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Heatwaves | Drought | China

State of Climate in Africa highlights water stress and hazards

  2022-09-05 in World Meteorological Organization

Water stress and hazards like withering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities, economies and ecosystems hard. Rainfall patterns are disrupted, glaciers are disappearing and key lakes are shrinking. Rising water demand combined with limited and unpredictable supplies threatens to aggravate conflict and displacement, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  Tagged under: Drought | Conflict | Africa

Spain's olive oil producers devastated by worst ever drought - BBC News

  2022-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

Spain's olive oil industry is in danger after being hit by chronic water shortages.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought

The Colorado River drought is the first climate disaster the U.S. legally has to deal with

  2022-08-28 (or before) in

The Colorado River is dying and is one of the rare climate disasters that government officials will be legally required to address if current trends continue.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Electricity Grid

China drought causes Yangtze to dry up, sparking shortage of hydropower

  2022-08-22 in The Guardian

Nationwide alert issued with south-west especially badly hit, as major companies forced to suspend work

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers

Mexico should stop making beer in north due to drought, president says | The Independent

  2022-08-21 (or before) in The Independent

Mexico is the world’s largest exporter of beer

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Mexico

UK drought: Why do the trees think it's autumn already? - BBC News

  2022-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

Experts say the unusual weather has triggered a 'false autumn' as trees struggle to cope with drought.

  Tagged under: Drought | Trees

England ‘failing to invest in water networks to avoid future droughts’

  2022-08-14 in The Guardian

Government policy amounts to ‘keeping fingers crossed’ rather than acting to adapt to changing climate, says infrastructure chief

  Tagged under: Drought

GEOFFREY LEAN: Freak summer or terrifying glimpse of what is to come?

  2022-08-14 by Geoffrey Lean in Daily Mail Online

GEOFFREY LEAN: What if this apparently freakish summer with record temperatures and drought declared in eight areas of England turned out to be a harbinger of the new normal?

  Tagged under: Drought

Drought in England could carry on into new year, experts warn

  2022-08-14 in The Guardian

Without lots of heavy rain in autumn and winter, water restrictions could be tightened even further

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought

'Very scary': European agriculture hit hard by climate change and drought

  2022-08-13 (or before) in Yahoo is part of the Yahoo family of brands

With Europe suffering through an extreme drought worsened by climate change that has dried up rivers and left millions sweltering in triple-digit heat this summer, farmers across the continent are sounding warnings about crop losses.

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers

Drought hits Germany's Rhine River: 'We have 30cm of water left' - BBC News

  2022-08-13 (or before) in BBC

The Rhine is a key shipping route for Germany and Europe - so what happens if it's too shallow to use?

  Tagged under: Drought | Germany | Rivers

Europe’s rivers run dry as scientists warn drought could be worst in 500 years

  2022-08-13 in The Guardian

Crops, power plants, barge traffic, industry and fish populations devastated by parched waterways

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | Rivers

Risk of catastrophic megafloods has doubled in California, study finds

  2022-08-12 in The Guardian

Scientists concluded that a series of storms could dump enough rainfall to displace millions, causing over $1tn in losses

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Wildfires | Drought | California

As drought blights the UK, the Tories have their heads buried in the sand | Caroline Lucas

  2022-08-12 in The Guardian

England’s privatised water system is compounding the climate emergency. Instead of fixing it, the government has gone awol, says Green MP Caroline Lucas

  Tagged under: Drought

France drought: Parched towns left short of drinking water - BBC News

  2022-08-06 (or before) in The BBC

Trucks are supplying many parched French towns with drinking water after an exceptionally dry July.

  Tagged under: Drought | France

Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

  2022-08-04 by in Carbon Brief

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods, heatwaves, droughts and storms.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Heatwaves

Source of River Thames dries out ‘for first time’ during drought

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Head of the Thames is now more than 5 miles downstream as forecasters warn of further high temperatures to come

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers

Satellite images reveal shrinkage of Utah’s Great Salt Lake

  2022-08-02 in The Guardian

Striking new images show lake has lost nearly half of its surface area from the historical average

  Tagged under: Drought

Act now on water or face emergency queues on the streets, UK warned

  2022-07-31 in The Guardian

Hosepipe ban and compulsory water metering needed, say advisers, as nation braces for drought

  Tagged under: Drought

When Extreme Weather Reigns, Disinformation Pours

  2022-07-29 by in DeSmog

Editor’s Note: This is part of a regular column, Gaslit, which navigates society’s dysfunctional relationship with fossil fuel disinformation. Have a tip or idea? Get in touch. Recent extreme weather across the globe is showing us how rapidly the climate is changing in an increasingly warming world. Heatwaves are scorching Europe, the United States, North Africa, Siberia, […]

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought | Africa | Disinformation and Misinformation

Drought threatens Spain's 'green gold' harvest

  2022-07-27 in France 24

In the scorching heat, Felipe Elvira inspects the branches of his olive trees, planted as far as the eye can see on a dusty hillside in southern Spain.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Trees

Several arrests at protest over dying Iranian lake - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Once the world's second largest salt lake, farming and drought have reduced Lake Urmia to a trickle.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Middle East | Iran

Iran water: What's causing the shortages? - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Iranian officials have warned of historic drought while experts blame years of poor water management.

  Tagged under: Drought | Iran

Climate change amplifies the risk of conflict, study from Africa shows

  2022-07-13 in Mongabay

In October 2021, the city of Guriel in Somalia’s Galguduud region became the epicenter of fierce fighting between the national army and a paramilitary group that left more than 100 people dead and displaced another 100,000. In November, the government declared a national emergency as drought intensified over 80% of the country, including in Galguduud. […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Conflict | Climate Change | Africa

As drought shrivels Lake Powell, millions face power crisis

  2022-07-13 in The Guardian

With water levels falling ‘lower than thought possible’ at Glen Canyon dam, energy production could halt as soon as July 2023

  Tagged under: Drought | Electricity

Italians wait for rain where longest river runs dry - BBC News

  2022-07-10 (or before) in The BBC

Farmers in the north fear for the future as the River Po runs dry in the worst drought in 70 years.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Rivers

‘All that’s needed is a spark’: why the US may be headed for a summer of mega-fire

  2022-07-07 in The Guardian

An explosive spring season has already burned more land than the 10-year average, with summers only expected to intensify

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Drought | Texas | California | Alaska

Drought emergency declared in northern Italy - BBC News

  2022-07-05 (or before) in The BBC

The drought is threatening more than 30% of Italy's farm produce, an agricultural union warns.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows

  2022-07-04 in The Guardian

Effects of human-caused global heating are blocking vital winter rains, with severe implications for farming and tourism

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought

‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

  2022-06-20 in The Guardian

Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Women and Children

Heat. Flood. Fire. Drought. War. Inflation. Welcome to the Age of Extinction. | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2022-06-19 (or before) in Eudaimonia and Co

Our Planet is Changing in Profound, Terrifying, and Visible Ways Now. But We’re Still in Denial About What It Means.

  Tagged under: Drought

Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears 'moment of reckoning'

  2022-06-19 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River's reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers

Western Kansas wheat crops are failing just when the world needs them most

  2022-06-09 in KCUR - NPR in Kansas City

Russia's war in Ukraine has disrupted global food supplies, driving up demand and prices for wheat. But after months of drought, many western Kansas farmers won’t have a crop to sell.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Russia

Drought-stricken US warned of looming 'dead pool' - BBC News

  2022-06-05 (or before) in The BBC

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland lie idle because farmers can't get enough water to grow crops.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

As California's big cities fail to rein in their water use, rural communities are already tapped out | CNN

  2022-06-05 by in CNN

Rural Californians live with the daily worry that they won't have enough water to bathe with or drink.

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | California | Trees | Water Resources

Climate-Proofing Management Research | Academy of Management Perspectives

  2022-06-04 (or before) in

Climate change presents a variety of doomsday scenarios for human society, including more extreme and frequent storms, droughts, heatwaves and fires, the heating and acidification of oceans, rising sea levels, biodiversity decline, food shortages, as well as exacerbating geopolitical tensions and conflicts. While many corporations and communities are already anticipating and planning for various climate impacts, we argue that much management research is in denial of the profound consequences of a worsening climate crisis. This is evident in the relative neglect of climate change in our research and teaching and we argue reflects...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Drought | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation

‘Consequences will be dire’: Chile’s water crisis is reaching breaking point

  2022-06-01 in The Guardian

Unprecedented drought makes water a national security issue as more than half of Chile’s 19 million population lived in area with ‘severe water scarcity’ by end of 2021

  Tagged under: Drought | Chile

‘Apocalypse Papers’: Scientists Call for Paradigm Shift as Biodiversity Loss Worsens - Inside Climate News

  2022-05-29 (or before) in Inside Climate News

When scientists from the United States and Europe published a study two weeks ago, warning that climate change was on track to push more than half of the world’s species of cactus—a plant known for its extraordinary ability to survive heat and drought—into extinction by midcentury, Tierra Curry simply filed it among the quickly growing […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

  2022-05-19 in The Guardian

While alarm over wildfires, droughts, flooding and societal unrest is on the rise, not many of us talk about climate angst

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought

The longest river in Italy is drying up: How will locals survive?

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Euronews

The mighty Po River nourishes a vast area of northern Italy, but climate change is causing a devastating drought.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Rivers

France’s unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control’

  2022-05-11 in France 24

As global warming accelerates, the spectre of drought haunts France’s once verdant farmland. Even now, before the start of summer, 15 administrative départements have had to restrict water use while…

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | France | Climate Change

A drought so bad it exposed a long-ago homicide. Getting the water back will be harder than ever

  2022-05-06 in Los Angeles Times

The added heat from global warming has made drought-stricken lands extra-dry. It will take more precipitation than usual to end it.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | California

With water running out, California faces grim summer of dangerous heat, extreme drought

  2022-05-04 in Los Angeles Times

La Niña was expected to dissipate, but it may linger through the summer. That's bad news for drought and wildfire-prone California.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | California

Colorado River Reservoirs Are So Low, Government Will Delay Releases

  2022-05-03 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers

The role of tropical volcanic eruptions in exacerbating Indian droughts - Scientific Reports

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Nature

The Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) is vital for the livelihood of millions of people in the Indian region; droughts caused by monsoon failures often resulted in famines. Large volcanic eruptions have been linked with reductions in ISMR, but the responsible mechanisms remain unclear. Here, using 145-year (1871–2016) records of volcanic eruptions and ISMR, we show that ISMR deficits prevail for two years after moderate and large (VEI > 3) tropical volcanic eruptions; this is not the case for extra-tropical eruptions. Moreover, tropical volcanic eruptions strengthen El Niño and weaken La Ni&...

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Famine | El Niño

Unprecedented 13-Year Drought in Chile Drives Nation to Ration Water | Earth.Org

  2022-04-12 by in Earth.Org

The capital city of Santiago will implement water cuts from every four, six, or 12 days depending on water availability as the drought in Chile persists.

  Tagged under: Drought | Chile

'Flash Droughts' Are Striking Faster as The World Warms, Scientists Warn

  2022-04-04 by in ScienceAlert

Most people have heard of a flash flood.

  Tagged under: Drought

Plains drought to curb U.S. wheat harvest, adding to global supply worries

  2022-03-15 (or before) in Yahoo

A worsening drought in the southern U.S. Plains is threatening the region's winter wheat crop just as the Ukraine crisis dents global supplies. Some farmers in southwestern Kansas, the top U.S. wheat producing state, have not received much measurable rain or snow since October. Winter wheat is planted in autumn, lays dormant in winter and begins sending up green shoots in spring.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

Africa hunger, famine: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

  2022-02-22 by in

Hunger is on the rise in Africa. Learn facts about drought, famine, malnutrition, and hunger in Africa as well as how you can help World Vision respond.

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Famine

"Have reverence for life" - Interview with ecocentrist Fred Hageneder on climate disruption, species extinction and our future on Earth

  2022-01-22 in Pressenza - International Press Agency

Heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires are on the rise, the IPCC and the UN are sounding the alarm bells. Recently, even a report by the National

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | IPCC

2021: A turning point in the fight against the climate crisis?

  2021-12-28 in Channel 4

From floods to tornadoes and extreme droughts, it's been another tumultuous year for the environment.

  Tagged under: Drought

Insect decline in the Anthropocene: Death by a thousand cuts

  2021-12-14 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Nature is under siege. In the last 10,000 y the human population has grown from 1 million to 7.8 billion. Much of Earth’s arable lands are already in agriculture (1), millions of acres of tropical forest are cleared each year (2, 3), atmospheric CO2 levels are at their highest concentrations in more than 3 million y (4), and climates are erratically and steadily changing from pole to pole, triggering unprecedented droughts, fires, and floods across continents. Indeed, most biologists agree that the world has entered its sixth mass extinction event, the first since the end of the Cretaceous Period 66 million y ago, when mor...

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Drought | Forest Fires | Insects | Trees

We’re in uncharted territory for the world’s climate, UN says

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

Report sets out heatwaves, wildfires, droughts and floods that have wreaked havoc this year

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought | COP26

Inactive oil wells could be big source of methane emissions: Geologist studies greenhouse gas emissions from uncapped, idle wells in Texas

  2021-10-31 (or before) in Science Daily

Uncapped, idle oil wells could be leaking millions of kilograms of methane each year into the atmosphere and surface water, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Texas

Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2021-10-14 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

California is currently in the midst of a record-setting drought. The drought began in 2012 and now includes the lowest calendar-year and 12-mo pre...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | California

Increasing precipitation volatility in twenty-first-century California - Nature Climate Change

  2021-10-14 (or before) in Nature

California recently experienced a rapid shift from multi-year drought to abundant rainfall. A large ensemble of climate model simulations suggests that the frequency of extreme wet-to-dry precipitation events will increase by 25% to 100% across California due to anthropogenic forcing.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change | California

Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say

  2021-10-08 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Drought | Greenhouse Gases

A recent climate report has left me devastated – I beg you to read it | The Independent

  2021-09-26 (or before) in The Independent

As I thought how best to convey the essential, terrifying message of the report, I decided I should just lay out the raw facts and let them reach your soul, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change

Disastrous season means UK shoppers could pay 50% more for pasta

  2021-09-09 in The Guardian

Price of durum wheat up by 90% after drought devastates harvest in Canada, one of the biggest producers

  Tagged under: Drought

Climate change triggering intense drought in Iraq, Syria: Over 12 mn people to lose access to water, food

  2021-09-06 (or before) in IndiaToday

The region has been witnessing a major spike in temperatures amid record low levels of rainfall, and drought due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change

Record-breaking drought in Chile makes climate change ‘very easy’ to see

  2021-09-06 (or before) in South China Morning Post

‘We already have overwhelming evidence and it is climatic evidence’, said the country’s Science Minister Andres Couve.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Chile

‘There’s nothing you can do about it’: Drought threatens crops across Canada |

  2021-09-06 (or before) in Global News Canada

"You are seeing drought a lot more widespread and a lot earlier than on record and I've been farming for 15 years now and this is the driest I've ever seen it this early."

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Water Resources

Algeria's cereal harvest set to fall 35-40% this year due to drought

  2021-09-06 (or before) in Financial Post

ALGIERS — Grain importer Algeria expects its cereal production for 2020 to fall 35-40% from last year’s 5 million tonnes because of drought, the head of its…

  Tagged under: Drought

Drought Pushes U.S. Oat Crop to Lowest in Records Back to 1866

  2021-09-06 (or before) in Bloomberg

As drought conditions bake the upper reaches of the U.S. Plains, American farmers are now expected to harvest their smallest oats crop in records that go back to 1866.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

Chile drought: fruit crops under threat

  2021-09-06 (or before) in Fruit Net

Growers may be forced to abandon some crops after record dry spell in July, says Fedefruta

  Tagged under: Drought | Chile

'Worst year I've ever witnessed': Drought withers Western Canada's spring wheat

  2021-09-06 (or before) in The National Post

'Some are harvesting about 25 per cent of what they would typically expect. The conditions are terrible'

  Tagged under: Drought

Mexico water supply buckles on worsening drought, crops at risk | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

  2021-09-06 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Weather forecasts warn of high temperatures portending crop damage and water supply shortages.

  Tagged under: Drought | Mexico

Severe drought devastates Washington state's wheat crop

  2021-09-06 (or before) in ABC News

A drought in eastern Washington state that is the worst since 1977 has devastated what is normally the fourth largest U.S. wheat crop

  Tagged under: Drought | Washington State

Tunisia plants seeds of hope against climate change

  2021-09-02 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Tunisian farmers are turning to the past to ensure a future by planting indigenous seeds as the North African country suffers at a time of drought, disease and climate change.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Climate Change | Africa

Canada sees supply of main crops dropping 26% on drought impact - BNN Bloomberg

  2021-08-26 in BNN Bloomberg - Canadian Business News, TSX Today, and Bank of Canada

Canada, the world’s biggest canola grower and a major wheat producer, forecasts a 26 per cent drop in supplies of its main crops as drought ravages output and inventories shrink.

  Tagged under: Drought

Canada sees supply of main crops dropping 26% on drought impact - BNN Bloomberg

  2021-08-26 in BNN Bloomberg - Canadian Business News, TSX Today, and Bank of Canada

Canada, the world’s biggest canola grower and a major wheat producer, forecasts a 26 per cent drop in supplies of its main crops as drought ravages output and inventories shrink.

  Tagged under: Drought

Extreme heat and drought are crushing key crops and punishing U.S. farmers

  2021-08-25 (or before) in Yahoo

Extreme heat and drought are crushing key crops and punishing U.S. farmers

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought

It's not just the crops. Drought puts stress on farmers, too | MPR News

  2021-08-25 (or before) in Minnesota Public Radio

As the drought lingers in much of the state, there is growing concern about mental health challenges faced by farmers and other people in rural Minnesota.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Health

Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability

More Than 40 Million Acres of Land Have Burned in Siberia

  2021-08-20 (or before) by in Smithsonian Magazine

Russia has seen an increasing severity of wildfires in recent years due to rising summer temperatures and a historic drought

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Russia

Chile drought: fruit crops under threat

  2021-8-13 in Fruit Net

Growers may be forced to abandon some crops after record dry spell in July, says Fedefruta

  Tagged under: Drought | Chile

In drought-plagued northern Mexico, tens of thousands of cows are starving to death

  2021-08-01 in Los Angeles Times

Sonora is the cattle capital of Mexico. But prolonged drought is killing off the herds.

  Tagged under: Drought | Mexico | Cattle and Dairy Farming

Bootleg Fire is burning up carbon offsets - CNN

  2021-07-28 (or before) by in CNN

These forests were meant to survive one hundred years. Persistent drought and wildfire conditions are threatening carbon offsets. The question is whether these offsets matter, if their stored carbon goes up in smoke due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Trees

US set for punishing temperatures as huge ‘heat dome’ to settle over country

  2021-07-24 in The Guardian

Heatwave to next week roast areas already gripped by severe drought, plunging reservoirs and wildfires

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought

Madagascar famine becomes first in history to be caused solely by climate crisis

  2021-07-23 (or before) in The Independent

More than 1.14 million people are food-insecure as severe droughts push communities to the brink of starvation

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Famine | Madagascar

The Briefing Room - COP26: Floods, Fire, and the Future - BBC Sounds

  2021-07-22 (or before) in The BBC

Can COP26 help tackle climate change and save us from droughts, wildfires and floods?

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | COP26 | Climate Change

Wildfires, floods and extreme heat: It is time to heed warnings from climate scientists

  2021-07-22 by in The Hill

The science is clear. The impacts and costs are clear. Climate action must therefore remain at the center of current infrastructure spending proposals.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts

American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warn

  2021-07-13 in The Guardian

Wildfires in several states are burning with worrying ferocity across a tinder-dry landscape

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Drought | California

'Unrecognizable.' Lake Mead, a lifeline for water in Los Angeles and the West, tips toward crisis

  2021-07-11 in Los Angeles Times

Lake Mead is at the lowest water levels in its 85-year history. Federal officials who manage the lake expect to soon declare a water shortage.

  Tagged under: Drought | California

What a Water Shortage Is Doing to Some of America’s Best Farmland

  2021-06-30 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | California

Syria: drought puts Assad's 'year of wheat' in peril

  2021-06-21 in

The 'year of wheat' campaign pushed by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is in jeopardy after low rainfall risked leaving an import gap of at least 1.5 million tonnes, Reuters has reported, citing prel...

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Drought

Brazil, Besieged by Covid, Now Faces a Severe Drought

  2021-06-19 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Bolsonaro | Drought | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave

  2021-06-18 in The Guardian

Researchers had long forewarned of this crisis and now they’re seeing their studies and models become real life

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Drought

Historic drought threatens Brazil's economy - France 24

  2021-06-09 in France 24

Historic drought threatens Brazil's economy

  Tagged under: Drought | Brazil

Whitehaven pleads guilty to stealing one billion litres of water during drought

  2021-06-07 (or before) in Lock The Gate - Working together to stop coal and gas

Farmers are relieved after Whitehaven pleaded guilty to stealing one billion litres of water at its Maules Creek coal mine, vindicating community complaints of water theft first lodged in 2018.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Coal

Climatolgists ring drought alarm | The Western Producer

  2021-05-14 by in The Western Producer

Farmers should not underestimate the drought of 2021, says a North Dakota climatologist. Data from NASA shows that millions of acres of farmland, in

  Tagged under: Drought

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis

  2021-05-14 in The Guardian

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Africa | Food Production and Consumption

Op-Ed: Yes, California is in a Drought — Even if Officials Aren’t Saying it out Loud - Pacific Institute

  2021-04-30 (or before) in Pacific Institute - Advancing Solutions to the World's Most Pressing Water Challenges

  Tagged under: Drought | California

Climate crisis: recent European droughts 'worst in 2,000 years'

  2021-03-15 in The Guardian

Study of tree rings dating back to Roman empire concludes weather since 2014 has been extraordinary

  Tagged under: Drought

'Kern runs on oil': as California confronts climate crisis, one county is ready to drill

  2021-03-12 in The Guardian

Kern county has approved the drilling of thousands of new wells despite opposition from farmers and activists

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Fossil Fuels | California

Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the world’s forests - and radically changing the environment before our eyes

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Trees

California's rainfall is at historic lows. That spells trouble for wildfires and farms

  2021-02-11 in The Guardian

Precipitation fills reservoirs, limits fire danger and feeds important crops. But the state has seen only 30% to 70% of what it would expect

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Rainfall | Wildfires | Drought | California

Utah's lack of snow could cause 'mega drought' - The Daily Universe

  2021-02-07 (or before) in The Daily Universe

  Tagged under: Drought

Climate change disasters in B.C. likely to increase if industrial logging continues unchecked: report | CBC News

  2021-02-03 (or before) in - Canada's Public Broadcaster

A report commissioned by Sierra Club B.C. says keeping healthy, mature forests safe from industrial logging will help protect the province from catastrophic flooding, wildfires, droughts and heat waves caused by climate change.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Flooding | Health | Trees

Extreme weather and climate opinion: evidence from Australia - Climatic Change

  2021-01-19 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Extreme weather patterns can be linked to the effects of anthropogenic climate change with increasing confidence. Evidence from the USA suggests a weak relationship between individuals’ experiences of many types of weather events and concern about climate change. Using data from Australia, we investigate the effects of experiences of increases in mean temperatures and drought on a range of measures related to individuals’ beliefs in, and concerns about, climate change. Our results show no association between recent experiences of elevated temperature relative to long-term average and views about climate change, thoug...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change

Turkey drought: Istanbul could run out of water in 45 days

  2021-01-13 in The Guardian

Water at critically low levels across Turkey after lack of rainfall leads to most severe drought in a decade

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Drought

Brazil's Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

  2020-10-01 in The Guardian

Satellites record 61% rise in hotspots over September 2019 as scientist warns: ‘It could get worse if the drought continues’

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

UK Hydrological Status Update - May 2020 | UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

  2020-05-27 (or before) in UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

For 2020 so far, the hydrological situation has been extremely mixed. In February we saw record-breaking rainfall and river flows, and one of the most significant flood events of recent years. Just a couple of months later, after a prolonged period of dry weather, records were broken at the other end of the hydrological spectrum. In the latest in a briefing note, this caused widespread and sustained flooding in many parts of the country.An exceptionally dry spring so far?March is often a 'transitional' spring month but the contrast between the UK Water Resources Portal. Figure right: April monthly mean river flows for the UK. Fr...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Predictions | Flooding | Rivers | Sea Level | Health | Water Resources

Oroville Dam Spillway Overflow February 2017

  2020-05-22 (or before) in Climate Signals

A series of weather systems has delivered record-breaking heavy precipitation to California since early January 2017. On top of heavy precipitation, warm weather systems dropped rainfall in mountain regions where snow pack was forced to melt back to higher elevations and the resulting melt water joined the mountain run-off from the passing storms. Climate change contributes to both heavy precipitation as well as warmer temperatures that prematurely melt snow pack. The combination of heavy precipitation and snow-pack melt has driven the state from drought to flood. Natural climate variability in California is extremely ...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change | California | Collapse

Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records - BBC News

  2020-03-26 (or before) in The BBC

Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Drought

Buildings Made of "Moss-Growing Concrete" Could Remove More CO2 and Air Pollution than Thousands of Trees

  2020-02-03 in Return to Now

Researchers have developed a “living concrete” that grows moss, lichens and fungi that could turn city buildings into giant air purifiers Spanish researchers have developed a porous, acidic concrete that acts almost like soil for moss, lichen, fungi and other drought-tolerant vegetation. They are using the material to construct prototypes […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Trees

East Africa locust outbreak sparks calls for international help | Environment News | Al Jazeera

  2020-01-25 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Desert locust infestation threatens food security and livelihoods in region reeling from drought and deadly floods.

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa

Huge dust storms in Australia hit central New South Wales

  2020-01-19 in The Guardian

Videos posted to social media show the clouds turning day into night in some areas

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought

Beetles and fire kill dozens of 'indestructible' giant sequoia trees

  2020-01-18 in The Guardian

Deadly interaction between insects, drought and fire damage have forced California’s park officials to trigger climate crisis plans intended for the 2050s

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Insects | California | Trees

The environment in 2050: flooded cities, forced migration – and the Amazon turning to savannah

  2019-12-30 in The Guardian

Unless we focus on shared solutions, violent storms and devastating blazes could be the least of the world’s troubles. Civilisation itself will be at risk

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Amazon Rainforest | IPCC | Climate Change | Geoengineering

Deadly drought in southern Africa leaves millions hungry

  2019-12-30 (or before) in YouTube

The worst drought in decades is impacting 45 million people in 14 countries across southern Africa.Zimbabwe is one of the countries most affected. Al Jazeera...

  Tagged under: Drought | South Africa | Africa | Zimbabwe

Yes, Australia has always had bushfires: but 2019 is like nothing we've seen before

  2019-12-24 in The Guardian

Record low rainfall has contributed to a continent-scale emergency that has burned through more than 5m hectares and alarmed scientists, doctors and firefighters

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought

Too hot for humans? First Nations people fear becoming Australia's first climate refugees

  2019-12-17 in The Guardian

As the big dry bites and temperature records tumble, Aboriginal people in Alice Springs say global heating threatens their culture and very survival

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Housing | Health

Fires May Have Killed Up To 1,000 Koalas, Fueling Concerns Over The Future Of The Species

  2019-11-24 (or before) by in Forbes

As Australia experiences record-breaking drought and bushfires, koala populations are being threatened.

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Drought

Climate change may be behind fall of ancient empire, say researchers

  2019-11-13 in The Guardian

Dramatic shift from wet to dry climate could have caused crop failure in Neo-Assyrian empire

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change

NSW and Queensland bushfires: two dead and at least 100 homes destroyed

  2019-11-09 in The Guardian

Seven people unaccounted for, as fuller picture emerges of the devastation

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Drought

Sustainability expert Michael Mobbs: I’m leaving the city to prep for the apocalypse

  2019-09-28 in The Guardian

The man who wrote the book on living off-grid in the city plans to retreat to a rural bolthole, saying eco-friendly progress has not kept pace with the speed of climate collapse

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Collapse | Electricity Grid | Sustainability

California was warned about climate change 30 years ago. Now it's feeling the effects

  2019-06-27 in Los Angeles Times

A report issued in 1989 warned that California would see more droughts, floods, and fires under climate change. Those projections are now coming true.

  Tagged under: Drought | Predictions | Climate Change | California

Why water will be the next battleground in the fight against climate change

  2018-11-28 in The Guardian

In the third part of our series looking at the climate report Trump tried to bury over Thanksgiving, we look at its alarming projections for our water supplies

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | US Politics | California

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN

  2018-11-27 in The Guardian

Rapid emissions turnaround needed to keep global warming at less than 2C, report suggests

  Tagged under: Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

  2018-10-08 in The Guardian

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | IPCC | Climate Change | Sea Level

Media Owners Campaign

  2018-09-13 in The Climate Media Coalition – Creating the Fourth Pillar of the Climate Movement

Dear Climate Protectors, With droughts, floods and extreme temperatures already beginning to engulf our planet, we arenow truly in Code Red Alert for humanity and the survival of what is left of na…

  Tagged under: Drought

Capitalism vs. the Climate

  2011-11-09 in The Nation

Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.

  Tagged under: Drought | Capitalism

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