Overall Orange alert Drought for Eastern Australia-2019
in Australia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012840
Name: Eastern Australia-2019
Countries: Australia
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 120 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 422906 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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What Climate Change Means for Investors, According to Jeremy GranthamWed, 03 Apr 2019 14:22:00 +0200.

As floods raged in the Midwest U.S., Australia experienced extreme heat, and a cyclone ravaged Mozambique, Grantham, 81, shared his latest thoughts about climate change, as well as his views about the currency and stock markets. Read the fo
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