Tag: heat

El Niño wreaking havoc in the Philippines

The irregular weather pattern has caused sudden drought in main food-growing regions, threatening to spark shortages, inflation and unrest. By Bong S Sarmiento, Mindanao March 13, 2019 El Niño is parching farms and drying up water supplies in the Philippines, with the southern island of Mindanao taking the […]

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 […]