Global Warning

Northern Kenya is drying out fast—and scientists warn that they see the “fingerprints of global warming,” writes Somini Sengupta.

She wrote this haunting piece after visiting northern Kenya, where pastoralists recalled the droughts of the past—when rain eventually brought relief. Now, punished by drought after drought, people can’t rebuild livestock herds. Fetching water means a 7-mile hike.

The Quote: “These people live on the edge,” said Gideon Galu of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FewsNet). “Any tilt to the poor rains, and they’re done.”

Kenya is not alone. In Ethiopia, it’s even worse, Sengupta writes.

The New York Times

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