Drought

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Even with ambitious global efforts to limit emissions, the study warns, "the increase in the frequency and extent of adverse weather extremes and related shocks on the production side would be unprecedented."
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."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Pastoralists living in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya dig for water on April 4, 2017.
"In many parts of the world," said one researcher, "changes in groundwater...

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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-...