As the planet warms, the atmosphere can hold more water vapour, which can lead to more intense and frequent droughts. Scientists have recently come to understand a new phenomena ‘Flash Droughts’ and the risk and impact this can have on our environment, society and economy. In particular the risk and impacts associated with food security. Flash droughts, can lead to crop losses, which can drive up food prices and make it difficult for people to access the food they need.


The World Economic Forum explores how the impact of flash droughts, that develop quickly, over the course of a few weeks, could be mitigated.


Access the full article from the World Economic Forum, Published in collaboration with The Conversation

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