Category: Drought

Worries on El Niño winds

Ethan Harfenist June 2015 With the weather pattern known as El Niño currently stirring up the Pacific Ocean, experts are expressing concern that parts of Cambodia may soon face drought conditions that could rival the devastating effects the weather system brought nearly 20 years ago. A cyclical changing […]

The new normal: Cambodia faces climate change

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Kong Meta Last year’s drought caused a nationwide crisis, with harvests ruined, forest fires raging and many rural families struggling to feed themselves. As experts take stock of the impact, news of another potential El Niño raises a question: Is Cambodia prepared for the next drought? […]

Warming raises threat of global famine repeat

Global warming is increasing the chances of worldwide harvest failure on the scale of the tragic 19th-century drought and famine that claimed 50 million lives. Awaiting aid in drought-ravaged Somalia in 2011. Image: Stuart Price/UN Multimedia Climate News Network October 22, 2018 Climate change driven by human-induced global warming […]