Extreme Fluctuations Between Drought, Flooding Devastating Millions Of Lives, Research Reveals

Addis Ababa, November 17, 2023 (FBC) – Millions of people around the world living in poverty have been experiencing a ‘climate hazard flip’ since the turn of the century, an exclusive new research finding sent to FBC from WaterAid reveals.

This comes at a pivotal moment, as world leaders prepare to meet in Dubai for COP28, it was emphasized.

Accompanied by powerful satellite imagery, the analysis of climate data released by WaterAid and Cardiff and Bristol Universities finds that under a ‘whiplash’ of extreme climate pressures, areas that used to experience frequent droughts are now more prone to frequent flooding, while other regions historically prone to flooding now endure more frequent droughts – having a devastating effect on communities in these regions.

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