The emission of greenhouse gases by human activity is set to lead to drought, rising sea levels and flooding in many parts of the world.

The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster.

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) -- As a possible famine looms, an increasing number of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, cholera or acute watery diarrhea in Somalia, the UN Children’s

UK aid agencies have launched a fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.

As a result of the drought, a total of 174,000 children are not attending school in the affected counties, and 1,274 schools have no access to water, affecting 246,000 children.

The south-western United States is almost certain to experience a “megadrought” lasting decades if global warming continues unchecked, researchers have warned.

• With the threat of climate change and population growth, Myanmar – a nation rich in water resources – has to put in place proper measures to ensure water security for the future, experts said.

Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found.

• Scientists from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) say there is a possibility of a new El Niño event forming later this year.

Ironically it drizzled ever so slightly yesterday just as Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy declared that Northland is officially in the grip of its fifth drought in the past eight years.

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