Around 120 million people are under some sort of advisory amid a series of slow-motion disasters, with scientists warning of tough summer months ahead.
US authorities say at least seven people, including two children, died in Des Moines town and Lucas County.
Heavy rainfall triggers landslides and floods in the hills above Rio de Janeiro province, leaving at least 18 people dead and many missing, officials say.
The feared death toll from Typhoon Rai has risen to at least 33 people, as rescue teams reach damaged areas and communication lines are restored.
More than a third of the world’s nations “urgently need help” to build up resilience if their economies are to withstand the effects of global warming.
Early observations suggest the rains might have been encouraged by a low-pressure system parked over western Europe for days, at it was blocked from moving on by high pressure to the east and north.
The storm heads north toward the Florida Keys, gaining slightly in intensity after leaving a trail of destruction through the Caribbean that claimed at least three lives.
Turkey’s largest cities are covered in snow, as temperatures drop with more snowfall predicted for the next few days.
From storms in the Atlantic, wildfires in California, killer floods in Asia and Africa, melting of the Arctic and bushfires in Australia, 2020 was more than a disastrous year with the pandemic.
Philippine officials say that floodwaters reached waist-deep in 14 towns in the Cagayan Valley in the northeast of the main island of Luzon, which saw the worst flooding in decades last month.
Bertha could unleash heavy rainfall and produce life-threatening flash flooding as it makes landfall along South Carolina coast, National Hurricane Center says.
A strong winter storm that has battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains has reportedly killed several people and caused severe travel disruptions.
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