Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Namibia, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012728
Name: Southern Africa-2018
Countries: Namibia, South Africa
Start Date: End of Oct 2018
Duration: 334 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 127318 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Dall’Africa c’è sempre qualcosa di nuovoThu, 19 Sep 2019 18:42:00 +0200.

Dall’ Africa c’è sempre qualcosa di nuovo” scriveva Plinio Il Vecchio. Un ammonimento difficile da ignorare quando si osserva la vitalità dei popoli d’Africa spesso in contrasto con la povertà, e a tratti la desolazione e i conflitti, che f
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Artificial intelligence could predict El Niño up to 18 months in advan ... Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:57:00 +0200.

Sep. 18, 2019 , 1:30 PM. The dreaded El Niño strikes the globe every 2 to 7 years. As warm waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean shift eastward and trade winds weaken, the weather pattern ripples through the atmosphere, causing drought in so
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French researchers forecast more intensified global warmingWed, 18 Sep 2019 08:59:00 +0200.

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon
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French researchers forecast more intensified global warmingWed, 18 Sep 2019 08:43:00 +0200.

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon
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