Climate change locust swarms COVID 19 satellite imagery and data Mark Smith
16 June 20
Ethiopia, India, Iran - Islamic Republic Of, Kenya, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen
Climate changes are making us all witness numerous discrepancies in the way nature usually behaves and the recent havoc caused by locust swarms throughout Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan and India is another case in point. The world is already under a lot of stress due to the COVID-19 crisis and the destruction caused by the recent locust swarms has added to the woes. The time has come to think hard on the solutions that can alert the world about the appearance of the swarms and enable the farmers be more prepared, take adequate preventive measures and save the croplands. It must be explored how to use space technology for locust early warning systems and preparedness.