3. Intensification of extreme weather events

Extreme heat

The effects of global warming on the climate has resulted in increasing incidents of extreme heat, such as the 119 degrees Fahrenheit recorded in California recently. Extreme heat and associated droughts have sparked wildfires in Australia, the USA and other countries. Human health and that of other fauna has also been adversely affected. It was estimated that more than 3 million wild animals  were killed by wildfires in Australia in 2020.

Storms and hurricanes   


Droughts and Wildfires

Ice Sheet Melting