In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors.
Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.
Warm ocean temperatures off the coast of Peru helped to create flooding rains across the country in late winter 2017.
A strong storm system named Doris brought hurricane-force wind gusts to parts of England.
Extremely mild temperatures broke records across the central and eastern United States at the end of February.
Heavy rains in the first part of February 2017 raised water levels in California's Oroville Reservoir past capacity, and erosion of the spillways led to evacuations for communities below the dam.
January 2017 saw hot summertime temperatures dominate across eastern Australia.
Tremendous rain and snow batter California during the month of January.
New research links warm ocean conditions in the North Pacific to the elevated levels of a natural toxin in shellfish along the U.S. West Coast.
Lake effect snows like the events that buried parts of Michigan and New York in mid-December might actually become more common as the U.S. climate warms, at least for a while. This post explains the paradox.