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Recent activities in Climate change and geopolitics meet to yield locust swarms that could disturb the productivity of Indian crops. Examine.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management

3. Recent activities in Climate change and geopolitics meet to yield locust swarms that could disturb the productivity of Indian crops. Examine. (250 words)

Reference: Live mint

Why this question:

Reuters suggest that while locust swarms continue to plague African countries, for now, the outbreak has tapered down in India with swarms headed back towards Sindh and Baluchistan. Thus the question.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the issues and concerns posed by the spread of locust swarms and the interlinkages with climate change and the changing geopolitics.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly explain what the problem of locust swarms is.

Body:

Explain first the impact of changing climate and geopolitics. Discuss the issues of locust swarms; explain how it has been impacting the productivity of crops in general. Present the case of it in India. Take cues from the article and explain the need to recognise the issue and address it.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting way forward.