Overall Green alert Drought for South Brazil-2018
in Brazil

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

Name: South Brazil-2018
Countries: Brazil
Start Date: End of Dec 2017
Duration: 259 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 87604 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

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Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:25:00 +0100.

In this May 4, 2018 photo released by Ibama, the Brazilian Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources Institute, members of a specialized inspection group of Ibama walk with their weapons up through an area affected by illegal mining, af
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Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:00:00 +0100.

In this June 24, 2017 photo released by Ibama, the Brazilian Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources Institute, agents from the institute navigate the Novo River where they set fire to a structure that was being used by people mining
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Climate impacts will seldom strike singly
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:58:00 +0100.

By 2100, climate impacts will be felt by everyone and most people will experience at least three simultaneous hazards , inexorably made more hazardous by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. And they could be the lucky ones:
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Greenhouse gasses triggering more changes than we can handle
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:39:00 +0100.

An analysis of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers reveals 467 ways in which human health, food, water, economy, infrastructure, and security have been impacted by multiple climatic changes including: warming, drought, heatwaves, w
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),