Overall Red alert Drought for India and Sri Lanka-2019
in India, Sri Lanka

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1012873
Name: India and Sri Lanka-2019
Countries: India, Sri Lanka
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 243 days
Impact: Severe impact for agricultural drought in 83453 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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India Environment Floods after drought: India reels from extremes Indi ... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:35:00 +0200.

Climate change and bad policies have pushed India into a recurring cycle of floods and droughts which is threatening the country’s economic stability and environmental wellbeing. The current floods have so far killed around 250 people and d
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Climate Change To Shrink Economies Of Rich, Poor, Hot And Cold Countri ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0200.

However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests that virtually all countries – whether rich or poor, hot or cold – will suffer economically by 2100 if the current trajectory of carbon emissions is m
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Under a “business as usual” carbon emissions scenario, the U.S. would ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:11:00 +0200.

Aug. 19, 2019 – Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures. However,
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Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countri ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:38:00 +0200.

However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests that virtually all countries -- whether rich or poor, hot or cold -- will suffer economically by 2100 if the current trajectory of carbon emissions is
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),