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.
Drought in the Horn of Africa, flooding in East Africa, mudslides in Sierra Leone, snow in high altitude areas of the Sahara Desert. Superstorms, heatwaves, hail storms, high winds. Africa is battling with extreme weather, which is impacting its food security and affecting its poorest citizens the most. But to what extent is extreme weather in Africa the result of climate change?
Hurricane Florence has left more than just storm damage. Hazardous waste from hog and chicken farms and heavy metals from coal ash sites can cause long-term health risks in North and South Carolina. In an interview, Will Hendrick from the Waterkeeper Alliance discusses the future of storms and public health.