Overall Orange alert Drought for Eastern China-2019
in China

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1013258
Name: Eastern China-2019
Countries: China
Start Date: End of May 2019
Duration: 179 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 290037 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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At least 27 killed as lightning, rain hits Pakistani desert after long ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:13:00 +0100.

The Thar Desert is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. File picture: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters. Islamabad - At least 27 people were killed when lighting struck in several places in Pakistan's southern d
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Researchers issue warning as climate change blamed for recent global d ... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:21:00 +0100.

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.
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Flood, fire and plague: Blame it on climate changeThu, 14 Nov 2019 15:40:00 +0100.

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-lo
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Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disastersThu, 14 Nov 2019 14:11:00 +0100.

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
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