Tag: 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 […]

Could Indonesia’s mega-fires return in 2019?

Scientists warn that an El Niño is highly likely this winter, potentially testing anti-fire measures recently put in place by the government September 24, 2018 Joe Sandler Clarke Scientists are warning that 2019 could see the first major test of Indonesia’s new anti-fire measures, which have been criticised by some […]

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, […]