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  • The world's getting hotter and the weather more extreme. There has been a huge uptick in the number — and severity — of weather events driven by climate change. Here's a collection of photos chronicling some of the most dramatic weather incidents of 2022. <br><br> A woman stands at her front door after heavy rains caused flood damage in KwaNdengezi, Durban, South Africa, April 12, 2022.
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  • South Africa Flooding

    South Africa Flooding
    Deemed one of the worst weather storms in the history of the country, devastating floods continue to wreak havoc in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. <br><br> The disaster has claimed the lives of hundreds as some areas saw six months' worth of rainfall in one day. Some scientists have warned that climate change is fueling heavier rainfall than usual in southern Africa. <br><br> Residents watch containers that fell over at a container storage facility following heavy rains and winds in Durban, South Africa, April 12, 2022.
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  • New Delhi Heatwave

    New Delhi Heatwave
    The India Meteorological Department forecast that the temperature in New Delhi would reach 107.2 degrees Fahrenheit on April 11, 2022. Swathes of northern and western India have experienced extreme temperatures in April, with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi among the worst affected. Higher temperatures were also felt in relatively cooler Indian-controlled Kashmir in the Himalayas, where many Indians go to escape the summer heat. Already this year, India has recorded its warmest March since 1901. <br> <br> A man fills fresh water at a crossing in New Delhi, April 11, 2022.
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  • New Delhi Heatwave

    New Delhi Heatwave
    Workers sleep in a shade of a tree as a heat wave continues to lash the capital, in New Delhi, April 11, 2022.
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  • Southern Tornadoes

    Southern Tornadoes
    A record of at least 218 tornadoes touched down in the United States in March, according to the National Weather Service. One tornado outbreak alone caused nearly 70 twisters across five states: Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The strongest tornado on record for the New Orleans area was an EF3, with winds up to 160 mph that left severe damage across St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. <br><br> A woman walks through a destroyed home in the aftermath of a tornado in Round Rock, Texas, March 22, 2022.
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  • Southern Tornadoes

    Southern Tornadoes
    Four-year-old Jackson Zoller excitedly hands family friend Elena Ozuna, 17, a doll while hunting for what he said was "treasure" in the remains of his neighbor's home which was leveled by a tornado in Arabi, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, March 24, 2022.
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  • Southwestern U.S. Drought

    Southwestern U.S. Drought
    A megadrought that has been affecting the southwestern United States for at least two decades is causing the region to experience its driest conditions in 1,200 years, according to new research. Researchers estimated that 42% of the drought’s severity is due to higher temperatures caused by greenhouse gasses accumulating in the atmosphere. <br><br>A rainbow hangs over Lake Powell, March 28, 2022, in Page, Arizona.
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  • Southwestern U.S. Drought

    Southwestern U.S. Drought
    Dusk falls over the Borrego Badlands in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is threatened by climate change, March 23, 2022, near Borrego Springs, Calif.
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  • Australia Flooding

    Australia Flooding
    In March, flooding stretched almost 1,000 miles along the eastern coast of Australia. Weeks of torrential downpours in parts of Queensland and New South Wales states swept away farms, drowned livestock and submerged roads, cutting off towns. Emergency services estimated that around 60,000 people in New South Wales were under evacuation orders, urging residents to follow them. Sydney and some of its suburbs were hard hit. <br> <br> An aerial drone view of houses inundated by floodwater on March 7, 2022 in Woodburn, Australia.
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  • Australia Flooding

    Australia Flooding
    Flooding in the town of Lismore after heavy rains in northeastern New South Wales, Australia, Feb. 28, 2022.
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