Overall Green alert Drought for Europe-2020
in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014038
Name: Europe-2020
Countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 143 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 148002 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Climate change to bring longer droughts in Europe: studyMon, 10 Aug 2020 21:33:00 +0200.

Punishing two-year droughts like the record-breaking one that gripped Central Europe from 2018 to 2019 could become much more frequent if the region fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Thursday, affecting huge swathes o
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China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Flooding, and Pests Ruin Harves ... Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:59:00 +0200.

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua recently asked the governors of each province in China to make sure the sown areas of agricultural crops would not shrink and crop yield won’t be reduced this year. At a food security meeting held in Beijing
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Satellite images show Europe facing droughtsFri, 07 Aug 2020 07:48:00 +0200.

The months of April, May and June 2020 have been some of the driest months in the history of rainfall measurements in Europe. Recent storms, even the ones that caused local flooding, have not affected much deeper soil layers which continue
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Climate change to bring longer droughts in Europe: studyFri, 07 Aug 2020 06:31:00 +0200.

PARIS, Aug 7, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Punishing two-year droughts like the record-breaking one that gripped Central Europe from 2018 to 2019 could become much more frequent if the region fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Thu
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