UN predicts more rainfall and heatwaves

Independent: Heatwaves will be longer, hotter and occur more often, and rainfall will be heavier during the 21st century because of global warming, a new UN report on climatic "extreme events" said yesterday. Tidal surges are also likely to be made worse by rising sea levels, said the study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and there may be an increase in danger in high mountains from phenomena such as landslides and the bursts of glacial lakes. However, the long-awaited report was much......

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