China now suffers through what many climateologist call a “Fifty Year Drought.”
Often we get bogged down in descriptions of crop loss, wells, lakes, the cost of whet.
But there is a very human side to the drought in China and just now China is staring to energize to address this catastrophe.
China will spend $12 billion to help wheat-growing communities across the country’s northern region survive their worst drought in five decades, state media reported Saturday.
Some 4.3 million people now face a water distress and 2.1 million head of livestock are short of water. Crops are dead or dying and a real economic disaster is at hand for as many as 30 million Chinese people.
China already has 2-26 million unemployed migrant workers due to the global economic downturn. Many of those went home to the farming commuities now in the middle of the water crisis.
China’shas allocated 86.7 billion yuan ($12.69 billion) from its reserve for to distribute in drought-stricken regions as soon as possible, reported.
The drought that started in November threatens almost half of the Henan, Shandong, and Gansu, Xinhua said.in the eight provinces — Hebei, Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangsu,