E.g. in Thailand
“Many rice mills are refusing to sell due to uncertainty over supply during this dry season" ..."Many parts of the country’s rice growing area have been hit by drought"
#ClimateCrisis #food https://twitter.com/JimBair62221006/status/1237814857539284992
"The world needs to eat - coronavirus or not - and farmers can take heart from that"
#ClimateCrisis #drought #NewZealand
"deterioration of rainfall in late January and February and exceptionally high temperatures in February have caused low planted areas and low crop performance”
#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #food http://bit.ly/2x8ujyM
"local Maculís trees flowered in February, a month early, and ceibas bore fruit prematurely"
#Mexico #ExtremeWeather #drought http://bit.ly/2UpIVSr
"Mexico’s cradle of corn, climate change leaves its mark"
"more frequent and longer droughts have forced many farmers in the area to give up corn and other cereals in favour of alternatives"
#ClimateCrisis #Mexico #foodsecurity http://bit.ly/2wdIcvF
Will occur with greater intensity & frequency with #ClimateCrisis http://bit.ly/2JoRUOK
"drought from the lack of rainfall across these crop-heavy regions, in addition to bouts of heat, have stressed corn & soybean crops & has led to a reduction in crop yields"
"We just completed the driest month in Tampa weather history...Unfortunately, it will likely get worse before it gets better"
Impacting areas at high risk for crop damage & wildfires.
#ClimateChange #uspoli http://bit.ly/2UY7jLg
"To make matters worse, the lack of rainfall has been matched by excessive heat"
A combination that has "stressed corn & soybean crops & has led to a reduction in crop yields"
#ClimateCrisis #food #agriculture http://bit.ly/2JSPO9Q
Bulawayo, pop ~700,000 lies within a broader region facing its second "historic drought" in three years.
#ClimateEmergency #Zimbabwe #water #Africa
"levels in the critical Floridan Aquifer, which supplies nearly all of Central Florida’s drinking water, have dropped 15 inches during the past month"
83% of the state is in drought
"plant health & crops worldwide are threatened by a lesser-known impact of climate change"- increasing Vapour Pressure Deficit (VPD)
VPD is steadily increasing & likely contributes to drought-induced plant mortality
#ClimateCrisis #food http://bit.ly/3b27iwt
The 'Great Drought' led to crop failures & famine that killed ~𝟱𝟬 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻
"similar conditions could occur again...if they do, human-caused global warming is likely to intensify the impacts" http://bit.ly/2yh9qSq
"Climate change has made its presence felt"
& because people are forced to stay indoors, water demand has been driven up
#ClimateCrisis #Mexico #water http://bit.ly/34DWkuF
>12% of the country experiencing moderate to exceptional drought at end of March
#water #agriculture #foodsecurity http://bit.ly/3ayzKFq
Italy "has seen just over half its usual rainfall since the beginning of the year, creating a water shortage the size of Lake Como-- the third largest lake in Italy"
#ClimateCrisis #COVID19 #foodsecurity http://bit.ly/2xRji5w
Germany is one of Europe's leading producers of crops incl wheat, barley, rapeseed & sugar beet
Germany’s mild winter also means more insect problems for crops
#ClimateCrisis #Germany #food http://bit.ly/354jNFR
Farmers losing millions to drought amid COVID-19 fallout
"We plant potatoes, carrots, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and pumpkins, and I can tell you, it’s all a loss.
Everything has wilted in the heat for the lack of water”
"The prolonged & acute drought has compromised about half of Romania's grain crops"
One of *several reports today* on extreme drought impacts on food supply. More: http://bit.ly/2VxSkcm
Throughout the region, water scarcity amid of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing “great concern” to authorities & halving hydroelectric energy production.
#ClimateChange #deforestation http://bit.ly/2Sik3fd
"facing the worst drought in its modern history that’s threatening to seriously damage harvest and limit the availability of drinking water"
#Czech #ClimateChange #water #food #crops http://bit.ly/35gaEtL
'While farmers are keeping the nation fed during the lockdown, many are struggling to put food on their own tables.'
#auspol #farmers #agriculture
#COVID__19 #ClimateCrisis https://ab.co/2WnUZ7J
While farmers are keeping the nation fed during the coronavirus lockdown, many struggle to put food on their own tables. The ABC joined a charity travelling around hard-hit rural areas helping...https://ab.co/2WnUZ7J
-97,000 residents impacted
-low rainfall, depleted groundwater & saltwater intrusion
-local farmers hit hard
-6 provinces have declared states of emergency due to drought
#Vietnam #ClimateCrisis #food #water http://bit.ly/2SPE9NX
“April is normally one of our wettest months"
Red-flag fire warnings in place in large part of western Colorado
#ClimateChange #Colorado #USpoli http://bit.ly/2yFKMM2
About 76% of Colorado is now abnormally dry, compared with 16% this time last year. That, combined with worries about the spread of COVID-19, has firefighters worried wildfire response will be tapped.http://bit.ly/2yFKMM2
#ClimateCrisis #SaturdayMood http://bit.ly/2AeHIXI
"2019 also brought significant crop failures and income loss due to drought conditions."
The world is drying out.
#ClimateCrisis #agriculture #food http://bit.ly/35SV9IE