While individual weather events cannot specifically be attributed to climate change, the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather are in line with predictions of how human activities are affecting the global climate.
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the young people of Kiribati are experiencing a disaster that is slowly and steadily eroding their culture and home. Every day and night, the region's low-lying atolls are pounded by waves causing coastal erosion as the surrounding sea levels rise. Since the 1970s, erosion has become such a problem that major parts of villages have had to be abandoned. Children have had to leave their homes, communities and their schools.
In South Sudan, children are suffering another extreme weather recent - a drought that is crippling food production, depleting pastures and causing widespread deaths. More than half of South Sudan's population is suffering from severe food shortages. Unless treatment for malnutrition is scaled up immediately, thousands of children are likely to die.