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Extreme Weather

Record-breaking heat set to hit southern hemisphere as summer begins

The northern hemisphere experienced a sweltering summer due to climate and meteorological patters. Scientists say the south will not escape.

Death Valley visitors delight in rare ephemeral lakes left behind by storm

Shimmering bodies of water have appeared in the sand dunes of the recently reopened Death Valley National Park after a summer deluge

Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

A withering drought has turned the Amazonian capital of Manaus into a climate dystopia with the second worst air quality in the world and rivers at the lowest levels in 121 years.

Climate-Related Damage Costs $16 Million per Hour on Average Globally, New Study Estimates

Over the past 20 years, extreme weather events globally, like hurricanes, floods and heat waves, have cost an estimated $2.8 trillion, according to a new study.

‘We Knew This Was Coming’: Deadly Himalayan Dam Burst Was Predicted by Scientists

The climate crisis is melting ice in the Himalayas, threatening to overflow glacial lakes as the Indian government rushes to build new dams.

Global Heat Record for September ‘Shattered’ by Wide Margin

Earth’s average temperature has “shattered” the previous record for September by more than 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit, the biggest monthly margin ever recorded.

India floods: 14 killed and 102 missing after lake overflows and highways washed away

Catastrophic overflow of Lhonak Lake in state of Sikkim caused a dam to partially collapse and submerged army bases

Europe’s olive oil supply running out after drought – and the odd hailstorm

Heatwaves around Mediterranean have damaged harvests and forced producers to import from South America

Spain hailstorm destroys nearly $43 million worth of crops as it hits nearly 100% of some farmers’ harvests

Farmers in the southeastern Spain city of Valencia are reeling after severe weather struck the region over the weekend, destroying nearly $43 million worth of crops across thousands of acres of land.

Elephant Migration Crisis: Climate Change Forces Massive Movement from Zimbabwe to Botswana

Elephants from Zimbabwe are seeking water in Botswana in greater numbers, and earlier than usual.

‘Disastrous beyond comprehension’: 10,000 missing after Libya floods

Neighbourhoods washed away in port city of Derna, where two dams burst, with many bodies swept out to sea