Climate Impacts

Rainfall was measured by the foot in South Carolina in an event that statistically would happen, on average, once every thousand years.

August 2011

  • An expert on climate conditions in East Africa describes the climate factors behind the 2011 drought, which has contributed to food insecurity and famine.

  • From drought in the Amazon to Australia's record spring rains, this interactive map highlights significant regional climate events in 2010 that were influenced by El Niño and La Niña.