‘Climate change increases risks of extreme weather events’
More than 50 percent of major extreme weather events from 2011 to 2015 showed the telltale fingerprint of human-induced global warming, WMO reported on the sidelines of United Nations climate talks in Marrakesh.
Some 300,000 people perished in climate-boosted catastrophes during the 2011-2015 period, the WMO calculated.
The last half-decade was the warmest five-year stretch on record, with 2014 and 2015 the hottest of all.
These unprecedented temperatures were coupled with rising seas, adding to the destructive power of storms already amped up by warmer, moister air, the report said.
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