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INSIGHTS into the WORLD / Time to resolutely fight climate extremes

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17.02.2019

January turned out to be a month of extreme weather, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a recent report. In southern Minnesota, the temperature dropped to minus 53.9 C on Jan. 30, breaking the previous U.S. low temperature record of minus 48.9 C. What the WMO calls “high-impact weather” events also gripped the southern hemisphere in a totally different way. Australia, for instance, had its warmest January on record with Adelaide hitting 46.6 C, the hottest reading for any Australian state capital.

The fact that many parts of the northern hemisphere were recently enveloped by bone-chilling........

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