Extended Data Figure 4 : Time series of the number of extreme heat and drought disasters per year from the EM-DAT database.

From: Influence of extreme weather disasters on global crop production

Extended Data Figure 4

The EM-DAT database is based on a compilation of disaster reports gathered from various organizations including United Nations agencies, governments and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The time series of reported disasters per year exhibits an increasing trend, probably the result of more complete disaster reporting in more recent decades with a possible contribution from increasing disaster incidence. There is also large inter-annual variability in the number of disasters.