The current, brutal El Niño effect has matched the strongest on record. It´s triggered severe droughts in Ethiopia, at a time when state coffers are lean. The UN is struggling to drum up financial support for the country.
Water power is the largest renewable energy source in the world, but some plants are running out of water due to severe droughts. Is climate change jeopardizing the future of hydropower plants?
Africa's drought crisis has hit Kenya and numerous schools have had to stop providing free food to their pupils. This is not only due to crop failures but also greedy profiteers.
Forest fires last year resulted in record tree loss around the globe – climate change and El Niño were major factors. This is bad news for the world's carbon sinks, since fires release CO2 into the atmosphere.
Landslides in Rwanda caused by heavy rainfall killed 49 people and another building collapsed in Kenya. Experts blame the El Nino weather phenomenon for catastrophic incidents in four East African countries.
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