• Reading Levels 3 - 5
Geography

Nature’s revenge

Rivers bursting from their banks leaving millions homeless in Pakistan. Wildfires sparked by England's hottest summer ever recorded. Terrifying winds pummelling into Florida as a hurricane raced towards land. And it all took place in 2022. Climate and weather related disasters have surged five-fold over the last 50 years, warned a UN report last autumn. Many point their fingers in only direction: climate change, caused by human action. "Hurricane Ian was less a natural disaster than a human-made one," wrote one reporter in September. Here is how The Day has covered these events:

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