1. Mawsynram, India (11,871mm annual rainfall) | 2. Cherrapunji, India (11,777) | 3. Tutendo, Colombia (11,770) | 4. Cropp River, New Zealand (11,516) | 5. Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (10,450) | Source: Daily Telegraph
Education and fighting poverty are key to combatting the effects of extreme weather, says Joseph Mukabana, Director of the Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries at the World Meteorological Organization.
In 2013, record flooding hit the South German village of Fischerdorf. Authorities are erecting new defenses to protect residents in the future. Our reporter spoke to locals still rebuilding their lives five years on.
Pinning down blame for complex weather events isn't straightforward. But cutting-edge science is rapidly shrinking the space to argue that the crazy weather we're experiencing isn't due to greenhouse gas emissions.
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