India, Marshall Islands Face Severe Drought; World Bank Says Drought is Severe Risk for Future
May 5, 2016
The Washington Post (5/3) covered a new World Bank report that says water scarcity could be the most severe consequence of climate change and could lead to dire economic impacts by 2050. Africa, India, China and the Middle East are most at risk, the report said.
The Guardian (4/27) said an unusually severe drought in India is affecting 330 million people, including farmers who are unable to irrigate their crops and villagers who are migrating to cities where water is more easily available.
The Guardian (4/28) also reported on a severe drought in the Marshall Islands, where President Obama declared a state of emergency so the country can receive emergency government funding.
Inter Press Service (4/25) said farmers in Argentina are adopting a rain harvesting technique to ensure a steady supply of water during times of drought as part of a climate adaptation project.
Reuters (4/28) covered a new multi-donor report which said excessive heat linked to climate change will negatively impact emerging economies through lost daytime working hours.
Climate Home (5/3) reported that Mexican diplomat Patricia Espinosa has been selected as the next U.N. climate chief, after Christiana Figueres steps down this summer.
The New York Times (5/3) delved into U.S. Government efforts to help communities adapt to climate change, profiling a Louisiana community that has received federal funding to relocate due to flooding and sea level rise.
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