Higher temperatures associated with global warming will likely produce more intense atmospheric circulation and a faster water cycle, leading to heavier and more erratic rains, stronger winds and more frequent floods.

Haiti: a village street flooded by torrential rains
FAO photo by C. Errath

More photos in this series:
  • Panama: using a boat to get around Nargana Island
  • The Niger: a strong wind damages millet cultivation
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