Overall Green alert Drought for New Zealand-2020
in New Zealand

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1013857
Name: New Zealand-2020
Countries: New Zealand
Start Date: End of Nov 2019
Duration: 194 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 83032 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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It is not surprising but indeed sad that we, humans, are partially responsible for contributing to a process through which the Earth’s forests have become substantially shorter and younger on average than they were a century ago. A new stud
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Climate change making old forests younger and shorterMon, 01 Jun 2020 00:47:00 +0200.

It is not surprising but indeed sad that we, humans, are partially responsible for contributing to a process through which the Earth’s forests have become substantially shorter and younger on average than they were a century ago. A new stud
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Climate Change Driving Forests To Smaller And Younger TreesSun, 31 May 2020 18:40:00 +0200.

Most climate models have trees growing more because of the CO2 fertilization but they don’t capture the increase in tree death that occurs at the same time. Globally, forest dynamics are changing. Environmental disturbances over time have n
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