Droughts are currently having widespread impacts around the world.

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
Whanganui farmer worries about drought, not coronavirus

"The world needs to eat - coronavirus or not - and farmers can take heart from that"

#ClimateCrisis #drought #NewZealand
Drought in Africa, Southern Europe Threatens Durum Crops

"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 
And in central Mexico-

"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 
Consortium of scientists studying "Flash Droughts" that can develop in as little as 2 weeks & "can kill off crops over large areas, as happened across the midwestern United States in 2012"

Will occur with greater intensity & frequency with #ClimateCrisis http://bit.ly/2JoRUOK 
Ongoing Drought in Brazil, Argentina Threatens Crucial Crops

"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"

#ClimateCrisis http://bit.ly/3dTRCgO 
It’s Official, Tampa Bay is in a Drought

"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 
Brazil, Argentina Clobbered by Drought

"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 
⚠️Zimbabwe’s Second-Biggest City Limits Water to 𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸

Bulawayo, pop ~700,000 lies within a broader region facing its second "historic drought" in three years.

#ClimateEmergency #Zimbabwe #water #Africa
Central Florida Drought May Last Months, Forecasters Say

"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

#ClimateCrisis http://bit.ly/34rEDyv 
New research

"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 
Horrific Drought in the 1870s Offers Warning For Today

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 
Mexico Declares Emergency Due To Severe Drought

"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 
Crops Rot as Italian Farmers Hit by Virus, Drought

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 Concerned at Possibility of 3rd Straight Drought Year

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 
Manchester, Jamaica-
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”

#ClimateCrisis http://bit.ly/3bzs332 
Romania’s wheat, barley, rape crops could halve this year

"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 
Czechs Fear Historic Drought Threatening Harvest, Water Supplies

"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 
Central Vietnam Province Hit by Severe Drought

-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 
Much of western and southern Colorado “saw the driest or one of the driest Aprils on record” 

“April is normally one of our wettest months" 

Red-flag fire warnings in place in large part of western Colorado 

#ClimateCrisis #Colorado
#USPolitics http://bit.ly/3bdH0qx 
Lack of rain & high temperatures has Germany approaching its third summer of drought in a row.

"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 
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