Overall Green alert Drought for South Africa-2018
in South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

Name: South Africa-2018
Countries: South Africa
Start Date: End of Apr 2018
Duration: 172 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 52380 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 166 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

Study warns of cascading health risks from the changing climate
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 02:45:00 +0100.

Crop yields are declining. Tropical diseases like dengue fever are showing up in unfamiliar places, including in the United States. Tens of millions of people are exposed to extreme heat. These are the stark findings of a wide-ranging scien
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Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:46:00 +0100.

, our email newsletter. Crop yields are declining. Tropical diseases like dengue fever are showing up in unfamiliar places, including in the United States. Tens of millions of people are exposed to extreme heat. These are the stark findings
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Global Water Partnership Train Journos to Rai...
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:23:00 +0100.

Global Water Partnership, West Africa has deepened the capacity of about 20 journalists to increase awareness creation and advocacy on drought and flood management in their respective countries. The meeting, co-organized by Global Water Par
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Federal report says what Florida already knows climate change is affec ...
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:16:00 +0100.

The message of the most comprehensive climate change report the United States has ever released is clear: climate change is already impacting Americans, and if nothing is done it will devastate the economy and disrupt millions of lives. For
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),