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    4 of 5 World Cities Faced ‘Significant Climate Hazards’ in 2022, Study Finds

    4 of 5 World Cities Faced ‘Significant Climate Hazards’ in 2022, Study Finds

    It’s no secret that climate hazards are rising, with headlines of floods, hurricanes, and wildfires taking over the news. Now, a report from CDP, a nonprofit climate disclosure group, found that 4 out of 5 cities have experienced “significant climate hazards” this year. One-quarter of cities surveyed also expect to see more frequent “high-risk” climate […]

    Flooding in Nigeria Kills 603, Displaces More Than 1.3 Million

    Flooding in Nigeria Kills 603, Displaces More Than 1.3 Million

    The worst flooding in Nigeria in a decade has killed more than 600 people, destroyed more than 200,000 homes and forced more than 1.3 million to flee. The government has blamed the ongoing disaster on extreme rainfall and the climate crisis, as well as dam releases related to the heavy precipitation, as BBC News reported. […]

    2022 Summer Drought Was Made 20x More Likely by Climate Change, Scientists Say

    2022 Summer Drought Was Made 20x More Likely by Climate Change, Scientists Say

    The widespread extreme heat that fueled drought across the Northern Hemisphere this summer would have been “virtually impossible” without the effects of climate change, an analysis released Wednesday by World Weather Attribution finds. The findings illustrate how the impacts of climate change — in this case, extreme heat and historic droughts in parts of Europe, the […]