Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Research article
26 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2023

Countries most exposed to individual and concurrent extremes and near-permanent extreme conditions at different global warming levels

Fulden Batibeniz, Mathias Hauser, and Sonia Isabelle Seneviratne

Data sets

Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4), Population Count CIESN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network – Columbia University)

The ETH Zurich CMIP6 next generation archive: technical documentation L. Brunner, M. Hauser, R. Lorenz, and U. Beyerle

Short summary
We study single and concurrent heatwaves, droughts, precipitation, and wind extremes. Globally, these extremes become more frequent and affect larger land areas under future warming, with several countries experiencing extreme events every single month. Concurrent heatwaves–droughts (precipitation–wind) are projected to increase the most in mid–high-latitude countries (tropics). Every mitigation action to avoid further warming will reduce the number of people exposed to extreme weather events.
Final-revised paper