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compilation of images of different types of weather like sun and rain separated by diagonal lines
It was the warmest April on record – the eleventh month in a row of record global temperatures. Sea surface temperatures have been record high for the past 13 months. Extreme weather caused many casualties and socio-economic disruption.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Sun above a city
English schools could exceed an “overheating” threshold of 26C for one-third of the academic year if global warming reaches 2C above pre-industrial temperatures, a new study finds.
Carbon Brief
A man cooling himself off under a water pipe in Bajgladesh.
Climate change is worsening floods, droughts and is reducing water quality, posing an increasing threat to our health, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today.
European Environment Agency
Green sprout growing on the coals after a fire showing resilience.
In a recent study, a team led by scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California was able to detect signs of flash droughts up to three months before onset. In the future, such advance notice could aid mitigation efforts.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) recently reunited with disaster management experts in Barbados following a March 2024 engagement in Bridgetown in which PDC presented the results of the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment.
Pacific Disaster Center
Research published this week estimated that the record floods could reduce Britain's ability to feed itself by nearly 10% due to a reduced crop area and poor yields.
Context
Tree rings show historic climatic changes
Across this vast area of land, encompassing Europe, Asia and North America, surface air temperatures were more than 2°C higher in June, July and August 2023 than the average summer temperature between AD1 and 1890, as reconstructed from tree ring records.
Conversation Media Group, the
New York - wildfire smoke, June 2023
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where drought conditions have been fueling fires.
Conversation Media Group, the
Caribbean private sector
Caribbean islands are in a water crisis, and their governments have warned that water scarcity may become the new norm.
Conversation Media Group, the
Northern lights
One of the largest geomagnetic storms in several decades has caused a spectacular light show in skies around the world and highlighted the importance of forecasts of potentially disruptive space weather events
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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