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How has global warming fuelled extreme weather this year? 5 climate change stories to read this week

Mass migration, the energy transition and Western US megadrought - here are the latest stories on climate change. Image: Unsplash/Chris Gallagher

Tom Crowfoot

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A map of the world showing how global temperatures this year have been warmer than average.
The June-August 2022 global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.89 Celsius) above the 20th-century average of 60.1 F (15.6 C). Image: NOAA

A graphic depicting scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
Scope 3 emissions are nearly always the big one. Image: Greenhouse Gas Protocol
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A chart showing how the number of climate migrants has increased since 2012.
The number of forcibly displaced people has doubled over the past decade. Image: UNHCR Global Trends Report 2021
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A chart shows how jobs in the renewable energy industry are divided between sources in 2019.
Clean energy workers now account for more than half of workers in the energy industry. Image: IEA

A map of Western US, showing which areas are facing the worst levels of drought.
Many areas of California are facing a severe water shortage, with residents being ordered to ration their water use. Image: Drought Monitor
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