Changing climate creates ideal conditions for devastating locust swarms

Mongabay discusses how the changing climate creates ideal conditions for devastating locust swarms.

  • A second wave of locust swarms is spreading across the Horn of Africa, following an earlier swarm that devastated large areas at the end of 2019.
  • Increased rainfall and storm frequency have created conditions conducive to swarms of desert locusts.
  • Swarms are basically impossible to control once they form, and widespread aerial and ground spraying of insecticides risks damaging the environment.

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