Our Burning Planet


Mapped: Extreme weather and climate phenomena around the world

Mapped: Extreme weather and climate phenomena around the world
From left: Flooded road surface corner Liesbeeck Park Road and Durban Road on 14 June 2023 in Paarl. (Photo: Gallo Images / Die Burger / Jaco Marais) | A farmer walks in a dry dam near his drought-hit farm on 10 January 2018 in Vredendal. (Photo: Gallo Images / Sunday Times / Esa Alexander) | Sheep on a farm near Trompsburg on 16 November 2006. (Photo: Gallo Images / Marleen Smith) | Unsplash / Francis Odeyemi | Andrea Ferrario

From devastating floods to record-breaking heatwaves and beyond, extreme weather events and anomalous phenomena, caused by, exacerbated by or linked to a heating planet are becoming increasingly frequent and intense.

Click through and see what is happening all over our burning planet.

To read all about Daily Maverick’s recent The Gathering: Earth Edition, click here.


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  • Jane Crankshaw says:

    One has to wonder if the Emission lull during 3 years of COVID doesn’t have something to do with this sudden extreme reaction that appears to be happening as we ramp up carbon charges again? Factories, flights, road journeys and other pollutants are back in full swing! Just a thought!

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