Since October 2020 large parts of Eastern Africa have been experiencing extended dry conditions punctuated by short intense rainfall events that often led to flash floods. The below-average rainfall in the October-December (OND) 2022 season “short rains” was the fifth consecutive failed season since OND 2020, including the below-average March-May (MAM) “long rains” in 2021 … Continue reading “Human-induced climate change increased drought severity in Horn of Africa”
Vulnerability and high temperatures exacerbate impacts of ongoing drought in Central South America
Since 2019 large parts of Argentina and neighboring countries have been reeling under drought conditions with the last four months of 2022 receiving only 44% of the average precipitation: the lowest rainfall in 35 years.
Food crisis in Central Sahel in 2022 driven by chronic vulnerability with uncertain role of climate change
The central Sahel is facing a food security crisis due to the high vulnerability of the population to erratic rainfall.
High temperatures exacerbated by climate change made 2022 Northern Hemisphere droughts more likely
Western Central Europe, North America, China, and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere faced water shortages, extreme heat, and soil moisture drought conditions throughout the summer of 2022
Factors other than climate change are the main drivers of recent food insecurity in Southern Madagascar
Southern Madagascar (the Grand Sud) is facing a deteriorating food security crisis, exacerbated by exceptionally low levels of rainfall over the last two years. In an area with 90% of the population living below the poverty line, this recent drought has contributed to tens of thousands facing severe famine-like conditions.