Millions face drought in SW China

More than 5.5 million people are short of drinking water because of an acute drought in south-western China, state media reports.

Low rainfall in the province of Sichuan has forced officials to deliver clean water to the worst-hit areas.

Six million livestock and half a million hectares of land are affected, Sichuan’s governor said.

Many areas of China are regularly hit by water shortages or droughts, with some blaming climate change.

Most of Sichuan received no major rain in February, and no significant rain predicted before the end of March.


2 Responses to “Millions face drought in SW China”

  1. RIck A Hyatt says:

    Oh, come on!~ Don’t you know this is just the weather weapons the Soviets put up so long ago? Satelittes that had large unfolding mirrors to magnify the sun’s output in certain areas?
    The Sov’s don’t like the Chinese Commies, who does?
    What they get is what they deserve. None of them rises up to confront their Totalitarian Masters, so they deserve the fate they get!

  2. Dennis says:

    Whooee, Buddy. You better get your medication levels checked. They might be a bit off.