In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change Accurate weather forecasting can be a matter of life or death. So countries with less money like Mozambique face a big challenge. They can't build and maintain their own weather radar or satellites. Instead, they rely on weather maps created by wealthier countries, like the U.S. NPR climate reporter Becky Hersher tells us what that means for Mozambique, a country where the weather's gotten worse as the climate changes. Reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.
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In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

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In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

In Mozambique, Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change

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Caretaker Salamao Mausse enters the now-defunct radar installation in Xai-Xai, Mozambique. Nichole Sobecki/Nichole Sobecki/VII for NPR hide caption

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Caretaker Salamao Mausse enters the now-defunct radar installation in Xai-Xai, Mozambique.

Nichole Sobecki/Nichole Sobecki/VII for NPR

Accurate weather forecasting can be a matter of life or death. So countries with less money like Mozambique face a big challenge. They can't build and maintain their own weather radar or satellites. Instead, they rely on weather maps created by wealthier countries, like the U.S. NPR climate reporter Becky Hersher tells us what that means for Mozambique, a country where the weather's gotten worse as the climate changes.

Continue the conversation using #NPRShortWave on Twitter. You can reach Maddie on Twitter at @maddie_sofia. Becky's @rhersher. Plus, reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and edited by Viet Le.