Extreme Weather

From this extreme weather page you can access information on a range of recent events occurring around the Earth. Unless we act now to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the frequency and ferocity of these events will increase.


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Included here are phenomena that are on the outer edge of historical patterns, especially severe or unseasonal events.

The Swiss Reinsurance Company are warning that natural disasters may cost insurance as much as $110 billion worldwide in 2010, five times more than last year.

Thomas Hess, chief economist of Zurich-based Swiss Re, said “We have already seen significant events in 2010,"… “The industry is therefore well-advised to prepare for much higher losses."



Each of the headings below are regularly updated from the NOAA site to provide information on severe global events from the current or previous month. Click on the headings to see the information and status of current severe events.

Drought link

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Severe wildfires title

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