According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2016 was the warmest year on record. Extreme weather conditions will become more frequent in the near future, says climatologist Mojib Latif in an interview with DW.
The 2017 UN climate report has found extreme weather and climate-related events cost a devastating $320 billion in 2017. The UN says 2018 has followed in the footsteps of 2017 with extreme weather destroying livelihoods.
2017 is set to be one of the hottest years ever recorded, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said at climate conference COP23. Sea levels have risen further and ice in the Antarctic moved towards a record low.
Peru is being hit by devastating flooding. Is it a natural weather cycle or an impact of climate change?
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?
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