A plague of locusts has descended on East Africa. Climate change may be to blame.

National Geographic | Feb 14, 2020 at 5:49 PM
  • East Africa is in the midst of a crisis that sounds like something out of the Book of Exodus: A plague of locusts is spreading across the region, threatening the food supply of tens of millions.
  • Ultimately, these two 2018 cyclones enabled three generations of wildly successful locust breeding in just nine months.
  • This might have been as far as the locusts got were it not for the fact that last October, East Africa experienced unusually widespread and intense autumn rains.