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Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely.

2010-06-16 22:10:27

Cyclical changes in atmospheric pressure and sea surface temperature in the North Atlantic Ocean affect drought in the Sahel region on the southern Sahara rim.

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2009-04-17 07:15:00

The kinds of devastating droughts that claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people in Africa’s Sahel region in the 1960’s and 70’s may represent a normal natural occurrence rather than an anomaly, according to new research.


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