5 Oct 2021

This is what a year of climate disasters looked like

2021 has been a year of climate disasters.

From -25C temperatures in Spain to a record-equalling 54.4C in Death Valley, the extremes of our climate are becoming more acute.

And it is increasingly having a real-life impact. Just this summer – hundreds of sudden deaths in Canada were linked to a record heatwave; more than 200 people died in floods across Europe and more than 300 deaths were recorded in flash floods in China.

This is a reminder of some of the worst climate events this year and why November’s COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow is so important.

Producer: Ryan Ramgobin