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Explainer: What the new IPCC report says about extreme weather and climate change

Weather and climate extremes are getting worse and can significantly be attributed to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to an IPCC report Image: REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Robert McSweeney

Science Editor, Carbon Brief


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The Likelihood Scale. Image: IPCC

Climate change is already having a large impact across the globe. Image: IPCC 2021

How temperatures have changed across the world since 1960. Image: IPCC 2021

Projected temperature changes across the world. Image: IPCC

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A projection of flooding. Image: IPCC 2021

The relationship between climate change and severe flooding. Image: IPCC 2021

Climactic drivers of drought. Image: IPCC 2021
A 'drying trend' can be seen across the globe. Image: IPCC 2021

An increase is predicted in the frequency and intensity of droughts. Image: IPCC 2021

Global changes for tropical cyclones. Image: IPCC 2021


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