Man-made climate change contributed to the causes of the 2011 East Africa drought, although it is currently impossible to gauge by how much. “However, the chances of long rains as dry, or drier, as those of 2011 were found to have increased due to human influence.” …
What were the causes of the Somalia famine in 2011?
Although largely described by the media as being caused by drought, the Somalia famine of 2011 was caused by multiple factors—including drought, but also conflict, rapidly-rising global food prices, and other long-standing, structural factors.
How can we prevent droughts?
Being mindful of the amount of water you use each day can be a powerful way to prevent droughts. Turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth, watering your garden early in the morning so less water evaporates, and installing low-flow plumbing fixtures all are good ways to prevent wasted water.