Despite our technological advances, we are still at the whim of the planet’s weather and climate. We cannot make or stop hurricanes, meteorological droughts, or heat waves from happening, for example. It is thus critical for us to study the climate system so that we can understand better the current conditions and predict how they may change during the next few days, weeks, months, years, or decades. This can help save thousands to millions of lives – human and otherwise – by acting preemptively in the face of natural hazards, and also to know how to adapt to climate change. This climate system includes the interactions between the oceans, atmospheres, sea ice, and the continental lands, meaning that affecting one of them – especially at a large scale – will also have an impact on all the others.
In this page you will find articles that discuss climate change, natural variability, as well as extreme events and natural hazards.


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