A historic drought that has battered the Argentinian people and its economy is tied to climate change.
That’s according to a study by scientists from the World Weather Attribution (WWA), claiming that high temperatures from the La Niña climate phenomenon exacerbated the impacts of the drought and drove more water scarcity.
Argentina is the world’s top soy exporter and third for corn – both of which have barely been able to grow throughout the ongoing drought.
Climate change was the attributing factor for “reduced water availability” and increased “agricultural drought” the study stated.
It added that “climate change has increased in frequency, intensity and duration” of intense heatwaves.
Farming and agriculture has been badly hit by the weather, which has impacted the economy. This week, the government revealed the nation was experiencing annual inflation of 99%, surpassing already difficult expectations.