Category: Drought

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 […]

How will El Niño affect Colombia?

Arjun Harindranath September 30, 2018 Cracked earth in the department of La Guajira. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Colombia is likely to face the weather phenomenon El Niño this year as authorities seek to mitigate the more extreme consequences that might be felt across the country. El Niño had […]

Socio-Economic Impacts of El Niño

Comprehensive list of recent and historical El Niño / La Niña impacts.  Read Reports to the Nation on our Changing Planet: El Niño and Climate Prediction (PDF), and find more impacts information in the FAQs on El Niñoand La Niña. Global Impacts Global effects of El Niño La Niña and Resources from the IRI Wwind, […]

El Nino Coming Back?

  (Bloomberg) — La Nina is dead. Long live El Nino? May 10 2018 A weather pattern known as La Nina that has worsened drought conditions across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. But it could be replaced late this year by […]