Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world
Source: Carbon Brief, 14/03/2019
Scientists have published more than 230 peer-reviewed studies looking at weather events around the world, from Hurricane Katrina to Russia’s 2010 heatwave. The result is mounting evidence that human activity is raising the risk of some types of extreme weather, especially those linked to heat.
Carbon Brief’s analysis suggests 68% of all extreme weather events studied to date were made more likely or more severe by human-caused climate change. Heatwaves account for 43% such events, droughts make up 17% and heavy rainfall or floods account for 16%.
To track how the evidence on this fast-moving topic is stacking up, see the map of Carbon Brief here.
This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the World Conference on Health and Climate Change.
You can find all the information on the theme “Adapting to heat waves in urban areas” by following the link