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West Africa’s deadly rainfall in 2022 made ‘80 times more likely’ by climate change

Extreme rainfall across West Africa was made more likely by human-caused climate change, a study finds. Image: Pexels/pixabay

Ayesha Tandon

Science Journalist, Carbon Brief

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climate change Map showing average rainfall over June–September in the Lake Chad catchment
Map showing average rainfall over June–September in the Lake Chad catchment. Image: World Weather Attribution

Map showing worsening weather due to climate change in the African continent
Map showing worsening weather due to climate change in the African continent Image: Carbon Brief
The authors investigated the role of climate change on the drought using the same methods as previous attribution studies.
The authors investigated the role of climate change on the drought using the same methods as previous attribution studies. Image: World Weather Attribution
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