Flight To The Future: One Land’s Quest To Defuse A Climate ‘Timebomb’

A dry riverbed in the the rural outskirts of Hargeisa near the Laas Geel caves in Somaliland on July 3, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Claudio Accheri

By Belinda Goldsmith and Claudio Accheri

When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end.

Raised in a remote village in coastal Somaliland, in northeast Africa, Mohamed remembers taking her family’s goats to feed on green pasture flanked by a sprinkling of trees.

But in time the trees began to die, she said, and then, about eight years ago, seasonal rains grew much more erratic, seemingly worsening each year. Read more>>


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