Climate change and locust outbreak in East Africa

  title={Climate change and locust outbreak in East Africa},
  author={A. M. Salih and M. Baraibar and Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi and G. Artan},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  pages={584 - 585}
  • A. M. Salih, M. Baraibar, +1 author G. Artan
  • Published 2020
  • Geography
  • Nature Climate Change
  • To the Editor – From the end of 2019 to early 2020, a desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) outbreak across several East African countries posed a serious risk to food security and livelihoods. A second wave is currently active and threatening the region’s agropastoral areas. Although desert locusts have been here since biblical times, recent intense outbreaks can be linked to anthropogenic climate change and the increased frequency of extreme weather events1–3. Current locust plagues are… CONTINUE READING
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