Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in China, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: China, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 272 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 768691 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 166 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Wa ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:28:00 +0200.

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Monsoon downpours that set off flooding and a landslide in Myanmar late last week have killed at least 51 people and left dozens more missing, the authorities said, in the deadliest natural disaster to strike a part of t
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Climate Change To Shrink Economies Of Rich, Poor, Hot And Cold Countri ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0200.

However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests that virtually all countries – whether rich or poor, hot or cold – will suffer economically by 2100 if the current trajectory of carbon emissions is m
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Under a “business as usual” carbon emissions scenario, the U.S. would ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:11:00 +0200.

Aug. 19, 2019 – Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures. However,
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Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countri ... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:38:00 +0200.

However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests that virtually all countries -- whether rich or poor, hot or cold -- will suffer economically by 2100 if the current trajectory of carbon emissions is
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (29), WMO (1), INFORM (2),