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.
In 2018, record drought across Germany caused crop failures and left farmers struggling. Germany's meteorological office says the droughts were not a once off and is setting up an early warning system to help farmers.
Worldwide, heavy rainfall and flooding are wreaking havoc from Mozambique to the US. At the same time, ancient water sources are drying up. On World Water Day, DW looks at extreme weather's threat to freshwater sources.
Last October, a fierce storm uprooted more than 14 million trees in the Italian alps, affecting the 'Singing Woods'. This is where, 400 years ago, Antonio Stradivari found the right wood to use for his violins and it's still used today. According to experts climate change was the cause of that storm. So is a traditional industry threatened by more extreme weather? Angelo van Schaik reports.
In the rural Moroccan region of Souss-Massa, farmers are feeling the impact of extreme weather. One local project has introduced the idea of an insurance scheme to protect those whose livelihoods depend on agriculture. But will it work?