Water is life - and when it's gone, the thirst comes.
Times with less water, or droughts, have always been a natural part of weather around the planet. But climate change has been linked with more frequent, more severe and longer dry spells. Especially in more arid regions of the developing world, drought often causes crop losses or lower yields, which threatens food security there. Drought is also increasingly becoming a problem for hydropower, or generation of electricity with water. In addition, drought is linked with stronger and more intense wildfire, and even with political instability.
In Greece, award-winning, internationally renowned drinking water is being produced. But what makes a world class mineral water? Soil content? Pollution control techniques? Green farming? And how will the water be affected by the current drought, which is one of the worst in decades?
Drought, floods and erratic climate phenomena. Developing countries often have to bear the brunt of climate change. African delegates at COP24 are hoping for guidelines to implement the Paris deal and they want richer nations to fulfill their pledges. The Paris Agreement aims to keep global temperature rises below a safe level of 1.5 degrees Celcius (3.6 Fahrenheit).
If the goals have dried up for Schalke, for Mark Uth, this is a drought. Despite scoring the winning penalty in a shootout win over Cologne, the Germany striker has gone nearly 17 hours without scoring for his new club.
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.
Rising temperatures and risk of extreme drought could severely affect yields of barley, one of beer's main ingredients, in the future. This means the beloved beverage, along with other luxuries, could go up in price — especially in beer-loving European countries. Anne-Sophie Brändlin reports.
Despite having access to an abundance of fish from the nearby ocean, Somali's don't have much of a taste for seafood for cultural and historical reasons. But as the climate warms, it's becoming cheaper and more sustainable to eat fish instead of red meat — and some locals are already making the switch.