East African had very low rainfall in the year 2011. The cause for this has been found out to be due to human induced climate change. Thus, global warming has been found to be one of the major causes of the famine in Somalia in 2011 thus resulting in thousands and thousands.
This is the first time that the causes of global warming have had such disastrous effects and thus there was lot of research done to this respect. The weather patterns in Somalia reflects that the yearly short rains did not occur in the latter half of 2010 so the natural effects here suffered.
Exactly why these rains did not occur was never found until this recent discovery about the causes of global warming on Somalia. Then after sufficient study, it was understood that the systematic warming of the earth is a natural phenomenon due to the influence of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the long rainy season.
Global warming is not entirely responsible for this problem butt the partial contribution has caused many disastrous results. It is only that the new study revels that climate change was one of the causes for this condition.
So one has to ensure that sufficient efforts are taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, so that the temperatures in the eastern part of Africa would be lowered and the rainfall pattern is altered.
La Nina is the name of the weather condition in this part of Africa, and the lack of rains is contributing mainly to Somalia’s drought and greenhouse gases are found to be the major causes for such alterations in natural processes.
Global warming is an ongoing process and unless we take steps towards reducing it, situations and disasters like the Somalia famine are going to increase. It is time to take this as wakeup call and do something about it.
Causes of global warming are now resulting in conditions like the 2011 famine in Somalia.