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Natural disasters > Droughts
PREFERRED TERM
1849Droughts  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Prolonged periods of restricted rainfall that drastically reduce subsoil water and have catastrophic effects on the ecosystem and the productive activities, leading thus often to acute food crises. The effects of droughts on human societies depend always on socio-economic and political structures, goals, and inequalities.
SOURCE
  • Carey 2014
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Tzedopoulos Giorgos (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1849
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