Photo: Winter in Saint Joseph, Michigan on February 6, 2013
Extreme weather events - including powerful heat waves and devastating floods - are now the new normal, says the World Meteorological Organisation.
The State of the Climate report for 2021 highlights a world that is "changing before our eyes."
The 20-year temperature average from 2002 is on course to exceed 1C above pre-industrial levels for the first time
Global sea levels rose to a new high in 2021, according to the study.
The study finds that the past seven years including this one are likely to be the warmest on record as greenhouse gases reached record concentrations in the atmosphere
It rained - rather than snowed - for the first time on record at the peak of the Greenland ice sheet
A heat wave in Canada and adjacent parts of the USA pushed temperatures to nearly 50C in a village in British Columbia
Death Valley, California reached 54.4C during one of multiple heat waves in the south-western USA
Months' worth of rainfall fell in the space of hours in an area of China
Parts of Europe saw severe flooding, leading to dozens of casualties and billions in economic losses
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