Climate Hazards Group featured in The New York Times


 

Photo Courtesy of Joao Silva of The New York Times

An article titled, “Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest” by Somini Sengupta was published into the New York Times early this week.

The article features Climate Hazards Group (CHG) Research Director Chris Funk, Field Scientist for CHG Gideon Galu, and their work with Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), looking at 30 years of weather data in East Africa. Funk linked recent drought to the long-term warming of the western Pacific Ocean as well as higher land temperatures in East Africa, both products of human-induced climate change.

See The New York Times article here. See Chris Funk’s research in the Journal of the American Meterology Society referenced here.