Source: The Washington Post (Link)
No continent was spared. Flash floods in central China, South Sudan and Germany killed hundreds of people and destroyed thousands of homes. Extreme drought destroyed crops from Iran to Kenya to Canada and Brazil. Typhoon Surigae, one of the strongest and earliest tropical cyclones on record, wreaked hundreds of millions of dollars in damage across Pacific island nations and Southeast Asia.
“Even the rate at which records are being broken is itself a record-breaking event,” Schmidt said. “These things are going to keep happening.”