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Severe weather in a warming climate

During the past few decades, the Sahara Desert has become even hotter. Satellite observations suggest that this warming has led to a rise in the frequency of extreme storms in the Sahel region of West Africa. See Letter p.475

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Figure 1: Gathering storm clouds in Timbuktu, Mali.

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