Overall Orange alert Drought for Eastern China-2019
in China

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 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: 199 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 353322 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Floods predicted to uproot 50m people a year as climate heats upWed, 04 Dec 2019 11:49:00 +0100.

That would be five times the average of 10 million displaced a year from the mid-1970s to 2005, and would happen as populations grow and as rainfall intensifies and ice melts on a warmer planet, causing more frequent and severe floods, said
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Climate change: Floods predicted to displace 50m people a yearWed, 04 Dec 2019 08:26:00 +0100.

The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warned on Tuesd
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Floods predicted to uproot 50 mln yearly as climate heats upWed, 04 Dec 2019 06:03:00 +0100.

The head of data and analysis for the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) said the forecasts were only a partial picture but as flooding accounts for more than half of climate-related displacement, the outlook was "g
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (30), WMO (1), INFORM (2),