The Causes Of Droughts In Africa

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I. A world starving by not only food, but also water is something hard to imagine. A world with the likes of that could absolutely be a problem if measures aren’t taken to Midwest due to a drought. However, it isn’t just the United States that receives much drought, but many other countries as well. These countries with lots of drought often have deadly dry seasons and short rainy seasons. Most of the countries affected by drought are African countries or places near the equator that receive a lot of direct sunlight. Droughts being hard to define, often vary in many factors. A drought could last a few days, or even a few centuries. An example of this could be a drought in Europe lasting just a few weeks and not being very severe, but a drought…show more content…
Drought can be caused not only by natural means, but also sometimes by human means on a smaller scale. Many droughts in Africa such as the Cape Town drought had people drink out the water reserves, but there are more ways than just drinking to cause a drought by human means. 1. Over irrigation can be another human cause of droughts, as in many parts of the United State’s great plains, people are almost through using up a huge aquifer used for farming. 2. Water pollution can many times make water undrinkable, such as places with muddy water, lead water, or even radioactive water. V. Global warming is an event happening in every place in the world. In simplest terms, global warming is the warming of the Earth due to patterns in Earth’s climate, and also due to the release of greenhouse gases humans produce. Global warming plays a large part in the cause of drought. A. Global warming causes many deadly effects that people often ignore, as they don’t believe the reason of effects is global warming, but global warming truly causes many problems. 1. Global warming is causing rising seas which dramatically effect all sorts of different things. 2. Global warming is causing many fires due to the dryer than normal conditions that are being…show more content…
Droughts are something that can be stopped with a lot of effort. Droughts will continue to rage for many more years until a well developed solution appears. Many governments currently already have restrictions for water in drought zones. A world starving by water would truly cripple the economy, people, and the Earth. Through global warming to climate change, droughts are becoming more frequent and severe. An economy is one of the most important things to mankind. Without economy you don’t have trade, which is why our technology is as great as it is today. Droughts effect irrigation, which effects farming, which then effects the total food intake. Without water, we would starve quite literally. One of the easiest ways to start to combat drought, is to begin to fight global warming. People don’t often think of droughts to be very deadly, as they always look at hurricanes, tornadoes, or other natural disasters. But droughts are always underestimated and looked over as something with a simple solution. Droughts are perhaps one of the most complex natural disaster known to man. With devastating effects, droughts are caused in part by global warming, and linked to the demise of many economical

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