From cold snaps to super-storms, extreme weather affects many around the world.
Heavy flooding, severe storms, record heat waves: extreme weather is on the rise due to climate change. This is affecting people, ecosystems and economies around the world. Content relating to extreme weather is presented on this page.
2017 has been a year marked by severe hurricanes, storms and drought. The extreme weather events have affected North America, South Asia, East Africa and also Europe. Scientists are warning that some of them are linked to climate change.
Haryey, Irma, Xavier and now Ophelia in Ireland. Several hurricanes and other extreme weather events have been in the news lately – and this trend is keeping some in the insurance industry busy because they have to cover the losses and damages of such events.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?