Landmark UN report to assess climate extremes, give clear projections

The impact and threats from climate change have become much clearer over the past eight years.
The impact and threats from climate change have become much clearer over the past eight years.PHOTO: AFP
A man walks across a temporary bridge on Ahr river in the village of Rech in western Germany on July 30, 2021, weeks after heavy rain and floods caused major damage.
A man walks across a temporary bridge on Ahr river in the village of Rech in western Germany on July 30, 2021, weeks after heavy rain and floods caused major damage.PHOTO: AFP
Children sit in a styrofoam container on a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on July 22, 2021.
Children sit in a styrofoam container on a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on July 22, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS
What is left of a forest in the Republic of Sakha in Russia on July 27, 2021, after wildfires swept through over 1.5 million ha of swampy coniferous Siberian taiga.
What is left of a forest in the Republic of Sakha in Russia on July 27, 2021, after wildfires swept through over 1.5 million ha of swampy coniferous Siberian taiga.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - As extreme weather events like floods and heatwaves make headlines, a major United Nations report - due to be released next Monday (Aug 9) - will give the world the most up-to-date assessment of climate change.

It will also, for the first time, examine climate extremes in detail as the impacts of global warming become more apparent by the week.

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