Amazon Basin: Fire Risk 2020

Weather Analysis for the Amazon Basin: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil The fires in 2019 caused immense damage across the Amazon Basin. A combination of fires being set to clear…

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Extreme Weather during a Pandemic

COVID, CLIMATE and FOOD Series Climate change is not only making extreme weather events more intense but they are also occurring more frequently. This phenomenon is not necessarily new, but…

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Compounding Crises: Locusts and COVID-19
Swarms of desert locusts fly up into the air from crops in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, countries that haven't seen such numbers in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Compounding Crises: Locusts and COVID-19

COVID, CLIMATE and FOOD Series The second swarm of locusts has been descending on East Africa and putting the food security of millions of people at risk. East Africa has…

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Locating Populations at Risk

COVID, CLIMATE and FOOD Series Global challenges such as climate change and pandemics make vulnerable populations even more vulnerable. Poorer communities have fewer resources  to adapt to climate change or…

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Climate change and Desert Locust Swarms
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Climate change and Desert Locust Swarms

There is increasing evidence of a correlation between climate change and desert locust swarms. The recent outbreak of desert locusts across eastern Africa is causing devastating losses to agricultural production…

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