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Fewer cows and a shortage of flowers: How climate change impacts the Maasai in Kenya

April 10, 2012 | 11:47 am |

We visited a community of Maasai who are already suffering from impacts of climate change as droughts have become more frequent and severe. Normally the short rainy season occurs from late October through November, and the long rains go from March through June. We arrived just after the long rains had started. Even so, the local papers were again warning that there will be food shortages because of drier conditions.

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