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This early action plan has been closely monitoring the climate situation in Afghanistan since January 2024 to assess the risk of drought conditions.
Field of dead corals, due to warming oceans
A recent study led by Koll on future projections for the Indian Ocean, published in Science Direct, projects marine heatwaves as increasing from 20 days per year (during 1970–2000) to as much as 250 days per year.
Science and Development Network
This report aims to raise awareness about the range of risks to human health associated with changes in water quantity and quality under the changing climate.
A man cooling himself off under a water pipe in Bajgladesh.
Climate change is worsening floods, droughts and is reducing water quality, posing an increasing threat to our health, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today.
European Environment Agency
Green sprout growing on the coals after a fire showing resilience.
In a recent study, a team led by scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California was able to detect signs of flash droughts up to three months before onset. In the future, such advance notice could aid mitigation efforts.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Caribbean private sector
Caribbean islands are in a water crisis, and their governments have warned that water scarcity may become the new norm.
Conversation Media Group, the
This paper presents the composite drought indicator (CDI) that Jordanian, Lebanese, Moroccan, and Tunisian government agencies now produce monthly to support operational drought management decision making.
Urban garden planting in Mexico City
Proponents say that floating gardens could provide an important, sustainable food source as the city faces historic drought.
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