Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

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Drought preparedness is key for food security

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:43:00 +0100globalnewlightofmyanmar (en)

This year, Myanmar experienced two disasters. While lower Myanmar was hit by floods, central Myanmar experienced a drought. The about one-month-long drought spelt ruin for sesame farmers and groundnut farmers in central Myanmar. The drought caused shortage of feedstuff for draught cattle and drinking water.

Small dams, a harbinger of resolving Pakistan’s water woes

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:53:00 +0100pakobserver (en)

Peshawar. Known as the home of longest River Indus (3180km) in Asia, Pakistan is a unique country with plenty of small and big rivers — gifted with natural sites for construction of more dams to address the longstanding water woes of the country. The country has more than 24 big and small rivers....

At least 27 killed as lightning, rain hits Pakistani desert after long drought

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:13:00 +0100iol (en)

The Thar Desert is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the India n subcontinent. File picture: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters. Islamabad - At least 27 people were killed when lighting struck in several places in Pakistan's southern desert region amid heavy rains, officials said on Friday.

Researchers issue warning as climate change blamed for recent global disasters November 14 Updated

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:21:00 +0100theglobeandmail (en)

Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with lifelong illness. Venice declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after....

Flood, fire and plague: Blame it on climate change

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:40:00 +0100gulfnews (en)

SINGAPORE: Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. “Venice is on its knees,” said Brugnaro. “The damage will run into hundreds of millions of euros.

Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disasters

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:11:00 +0100expressindia (en)

Air temperatures have also warmed over the past century, increasing the ferocity of droughts and fires. But links between climate change and extreme weather events have become a political football in Australia. The coal industry-supporting government accepts the need to cut emissions while arguing....

Il welfare del caffé (in capsule)

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:38:00 +0100ilgiornale (it)

Altro che legge Fornero, quota 100, sanità per tutti. Più di mezzo mondo, la parte povera del pianeta, si sogna il nostro welfare, che per i Paesi dell'Occidente è la più grande conquista del XX secolo. Gli abitanti più sfortunati del pianeta si misurano ancora con servizi elementari e....

Desertification Is Devouring India. But There’s Hope in the Dunes

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:20:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

In monsoon season, farmers in Maharashtra’s Dhule district are torn between hoping for a downpour and dreading it. The barren area needs water — but as the already dry ground becomes increasingly degraded, rainwater could erode the shallow topsoil that remains and destroy the few plants still able to grow there.

HCM City’s climate to worsen by 2050

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:39:00 +0100vov-vn (en)

The report says HCM City ranks among the among the top 10 cities in the world with populations most likely to be severely affected by climate change. By 2050, millions of its citizens will be at increased risk from regular and extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts and tropical storms.

HCM City’s climate to worsen by 2050

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:05:00 +0100vietnamplus-en (en)

The report says HCM City ranks among the among the top 10 cities in the world with populations most likely to be severely affected by climate change. By 2050, millions of its citizens will be at increased risk from regular and extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts and tropical storms.

Clima, l’aumento di temperatura potrebbe causare 143 milioni di nuovi migranti. Oltre ai 24 milioni in fuga dopo inondazioni e cicloni

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:44:00 +0100ilfattoquotidiano (it)

I risultati della "Relazione sullo stato della green economy 2019" che sottolinea l'impatto sui flussi migratori delle conseguenze del surriscaldamento globale: desertificazione, malnutrizione, siccità e crescita troppo lenta delle risorse rinnovabili I nuovi migranti climatici potrebbero diventare 143 milioni .

California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:57:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

“Climate refugee” is likely a new term for most Americans. Also referred to as environmental migrants, climate refugees are people who are now forced to seek refuge from the life-threatening impacts of the climate crisis. Californians are the tip of the spear this fall as increasingly destructive....

HP governor calls on PM

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:28:00 +0100business-standard (en)

Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for accepting the invite to inaugurate 'Global Investors Meet' being organised by the state government in Dharamshala. He said the state government has succeeded in signing MoUs for projects worth Rs 85,000 crore so far.

California fires, rising seas: Millions of climate refugees will dwarf Dust Bowl by 2100

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:33:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

Soon, however, everyone in America will know what a climate refugee is. Given current estimates on sea-level rise and its threat to coastal communities, as many as 13 million Americans are projected to become climate refugees by the end of this century. That’s a lot of displacement and instability across our coasts.

Australia lacks a sustainable climate policy

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:31:00 +0200taipeitimes (en)

Few countries have such a fundamental interest in addressing climate change as Australia. Yet Australia’s current conservative government refuses to take necessary actions in response to climate science: to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and therefore play its part as a responsible member of the international community.

Australia lacks a sustainable climate policy

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:29:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Few countries have such a fundamental interest in addressing climate change as Australia. Yet Australia’s current conservative government refuses to take necessary actions in response to climate science: to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and therefore play its part as a responsible member of the international community.

dry spell

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 05:43:00 +0200palestinewater (en)

Drought. A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages its waters supply, whether atmospheric, or ground water . A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the and agriculture of the affected region.

World: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: #BuildToLast

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:20:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Patrick Makles. Understanding Disaster Risk to More Effectively Build Critical Infrastructure that Saves Lives. Between 1998 and 2017, natural disasters killed 1.3 million people, left 4.4 billion people injured, displaced, or in need of emergency assistance, and caused economic losses of around $2.9 trillion USD worldwide.

Natural disasters affect 110 mln people in China in first three quarters

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:41:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters affected about 110 million people in China in the first three quarters of 2019, with 766 killed , 103 missing and 4.96 million relocated, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management Thursday. Destroying houses and damaging crops, natural disasters caused direct economic losses of 306.

Cambogia: ministri Ambiente Asean discutono contrasto inquinamento atmosferico

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:12:00 +0200agenzianova (it)

Phnom Penh, 10 ott 09:53 - (Agenzia Nova) - I ministri dell’Ambiente dell’Associazione delle nazioni del Sud-est asiatico (Asean), riuniti da martedì 8 ottobre a Siem Reap, in Cambogia, per la 15ma ministeriale sull’ambiente dell’Asean, si stanno confrontando in merito alle misure di contrasto....

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