Spreading or swarming in of various kinds of insects over or in a troublesome manner. Proliferation of insects or animal pests affecting communities, agriculture, cattle or stored perishable goods; for example locusts, African bees, etc. source: GLIDE
11 Sep 2015, Acclimatise
A study, published in PLOS One on 7 August, describes how rainfall in Africa is likely to increase by 10& over the next 2 decades under the latest climate change predictions, while temperatures are set to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius, reports Acclimatise. Coupled with rising irrigation, this will create a warm and moist environment in which crop-eating insects from other tropical countries and continents can thrive...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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