Drought unfolding as ‘unprecedented’ planetary-scale emergency
Drought is starting to unfold as an unprecedented planetary-scale emergency, the United Nations has warned. A new Global Drought Snapshot report released by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at COP28 has warned that drought is becoming a silent killer as climate change worsens. It warns that it is claiming more lives, causing economic loss, and seriously affecting some areas of society, than ever before. … California, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico are just a handful of states that have experienced extreme drought conditions in recent years. It’s not just the U.S. that is affected—the report warns that countries all over the globe are suffering, making it an unprecedented threat as climate change worsens.
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