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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.
Pakistan's Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman told DW that her country is severely affected by global warming. At the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, she has urged world leaders to help the most vulnerable nations tackle the climate crisis.
Unpredictable and extreme weather events have long been forecast by climate scientists as global warming sets in. DW's correspondents have been monitoring how the effects are being felt this summer across Europe – from Spain to Greece, and in Germany.
Floods have again hit the Australian state of New South Wales. Sydney received half of its annual rainfall in just 24 hours. Officials ordered thousands of people to evacuate, and authorities warn even more heavy rain is expected in the coming days.
Firefighters are battling wildfires in several regions of Spain. Four major blazes in Catalonia are threatening villages, and have destroyed thousands of hectares of forest and farmland. The fires have been sparked by an unseasonably early heat wave.
Predicting severe weather events can help save lives. The European Space Agency has set up a special program using satellite data to try to forecast severe storms or drought. The technology is already helping shape responses to climate change.