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Extreme Weather

Climate change is projected to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme drought across the world, particularly in regions that are already among the driest on Earth. Increasing drought frequency raises concerns for agricultural productivity and development, water supply, wildfire frequency and intensity, and energy production, as well as human wellbeing. 

The following app showcases hotspots of hurricane impacts on cities and ecosystems across the world.

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Climate change will bring increased storm frequency and intensity, impacting coastal populations and ecosystem around the world. 

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Landsat imagery is accessible in Google Earth Engine, an open source cloud-computing platform. 

View extreme weather impacts in Google Earth

Explore current hurricanes and tropical storms across the world using National Hurricane Center data in Google Earth.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN SDGs help to guide analysis and policy to achieve a safer, more equal world by 2030. Extreme weather patterns relate directly to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land). For more information on the SDGs, visit

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