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Climate-linked extreme weather blamed for rising impacts globally

Flooding, the worst of the impacts globally, continued to affect the largest number of people, more than 35 million.

Storm seen from Belfort, France
Storm seen from Belfort, France (AN/Thomas Bresson)

GENEVA (AN) — Extreme weather affected 62 million people worldwide last year in a clear signal that climate crisis-fueled natural hazards are rising, the United Nations' weather agency reported as a major cyclone unleashed the southern hemisphere's worst weather-related disaster.

The World Meteorological Organization's annual "State of the Global Climate" report on Thursday showed the worsening effects of extreme weather triggered by man-made global warming.

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