Tag: Food security

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 […]

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 […]