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The Fingerprints of Climate Change on Two Extreme Natural Disasters

Photo: Alessandro Muiesan In West Africa and Haiti, erratic precipitation patterns are underlying two immense humanitarian emergencies. In the last few months, West Africa and Haiti have suffered major disasters of epic proportions. In West Africa, both Niger and Nigeria experienced the worst flooding in decades, which has impacted over two million people. And, after …

Waterspout Whips Across the Adriatic Sea

Image: Mladen Duka The atmosphere crackles with electricity, the air is close, and in the distance a towering column of rotating air and water approaches. Such a sight might be enough to scare the wits out of some people, but for Mladen Duka, the photographer who took these awe-inspiring photos, the thrill of the situation …

Venezuela’s Everlasting Lightning Storm

Image: Alan Highton Lightning cracks through a deep purple sky over Catatumbo. Forks of electricity lacerate the night sky, and a few seconds later thunder peals through the air. Most who witness this exhibition of nature’s might are left awestruck, and yet in this remote corner of South America such electric displays occur as a …

When Rainbows Embrace Global Cities

Image: Gary Hayes Of all meteorological phenomena – from puffy white clouds to dramatic lighting strikes – the rainbow is surely the most universally loved. And really, what’s not to love? Coming, as it does, on rainy days, the rainbow can be seen to represent a promise of better times after adversity or hardship. The …