Tag: Food security

East Africa Food Security Alert: December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 Significant October to December rainfall deficits to result in below-average crop and livestock production Across the Horn of Africa, rainfall performance during the October to December Deyr/short rains season has been significantly below average and erratically distributed. Based on rainfall to date and the NOAA/CPC […]

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 […]

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 […]