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5 unexpected impacts of drought in Europe



Drought has been declared across the globe, from the Horn of Africa, to China and England, as climate change continues unabated.


More than 18 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya face severe hunger, after four consecutive years of lower-than-average rainfall.


Prolonged periods of hot weather and heatwaves are taking their toll on livelihoods in more developed countries as wildfires have scorched swathes of land and crop failure is predicted.


But drought is also having some unexpected impacts in parts of Europe.


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