Locust Swarm climate change global warming
07 July 20
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Staying alert is one way to gain the upper hand in a battle. But understanding the changing strategy of the enemy is equally crucial, particularly if it is a trans-boundary pest with an ability to travel 150 kilometres a day riding the wind current.
An analysis of the wind data in six north Indian cities by the International Water Management Institute, headquartered at Colombo, also shows there has been a sharp increase in the wind speed at 10 metres above the ground from mid-May onward which has helped the locust move from Rajasthan to faraway places.