UPFRONT March 15, 2017 AN INDIAN Ocean phenomenon is partly to blame for the severe drought in East Africa, affecting maize and sorghum harvests and sending food prices soaring. A famine has been declared in South Sudan, while Kenya and Somalia have announced national emergencies. According to the […]
Global Competition for #YouthLed Projects: Flood & Drought Special 2/28/2017 The significance of engaging young people in the design and implementation of policies, plans and standards in Disaster Risk Reduction has been recognized by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Youth Forum at the Budapest […]
By Phil Mercer BBC, Sydney January 31, 2017 As a homesick teenager in Britain in the early 1900s, the writer Dorothea Mackellar yearned for the “pitiless blue sky” of Australia. “I love a sunburnt country,” she declared in her timeless poem My Country, and more than a century […]
A government that takes El Niño occurrences as serious quasi-periodic threats and seeks to enact policies to protect its citizens and their livelihoods and properties, public and private, can be considered an El Niño-ready nation. El Niño is a recurring phenomenon in the tropical Pacific Ocean, appearing on average […]
FRI, SEP 16 More than one million people face the threat of hunger in southern Madagascar during a third year of drought.
By Leigh Morgan April 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM updated April 15, 2016 at 1:18 PM El Nino appears to be on the way out, but another climate phenomenon may be waiting to take its place. A group of researchers including the National Weather Service issued a La […]
May 9, 2016 Source:American Geophysical Union A new study provides insight into how the current El Niño, one of the strongest on record, formed in the Pacific Ocean. The new research finds easterly winds in the tropical Pacific Ocean stalled a potential El Niño in 2014 and left […]