Drought

Common Dreams staff
Digging for water in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya on April 4, 2017.
Changes in groundwater flows due to climate change could have a very long legacy. This could be described as an environmental time bomb
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A child sits in an area affected by a drought
"A new generation of solutions is emerging, but nowhere near fast enough."

Further

The leaked news from this week's Japan gathering of climate scientists on the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is even worse than all the earlier climate change news that somehow - oh foolish arrogant species - has yet to effect the change it warrants: The dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and human, likely prompting hunger, disease, drought, flooding, refugees and war, and we are not prepared for any of it. The report uses one word over 5,000 times: risk. "It's not far-...