Overall Green alert Drought for Central Asia-2020
in Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014473
Name: Central Asia-2020
Countries: Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Start Date: End of Oct 2020
Duration: 177 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 1470821 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Chinese premier stresses flood control, drought reliefFri, 16 Apr 2021 04:13:00 +0200.

Floodwaters inundated much of the Heishuihao village, Suining, Sichuan province, on Aug 16, 2020. LIU CHANGSONG/FOR CHINA DAILY. BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to step up flood control and drought relief work, as it
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NYC's Climate Clock Shows How Much Time the Planet Has LeftThu, 15 Apr 2021 23:53:00 +0200.

If you know about climate change, then you probably know that there is something of a time limit attached to the current situation. Climate change is getting worse, and while many of us can witness these changes in real time, many don’t see
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“The wind speed has been increasing for a few decades”Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:49:00 +0200.

04/15/2021 at 4:05 PM CEST. César Azorín Molina (Villena, 1980) is a scientist at the Desertification Research Center (CIDE-CSIC), where he directs a line of research focused on the analysis of the observed changes in wind speed in the cont
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Health implications of hot, humid weather 50 mins agoThu, 15 Apr 2021 06:33:00 +0200.

The major public health organisations of the world have said that climate change is a critical public health problem. According to the United States (U.S.) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, climate change makes many exist
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),