Emerging climate risks
Compound weather and climate events constitute some of the largest climate risks. This is because if processes that cause flooding, wildfires, heatwaves and droughts interact with each other, impacts might amplify. What types of risks are posed by compound events and how they impact society and economy is being studied intensively – also at the Oeschger Centre. In a recent publication in the scientific journal “Nature Reviews Earth & Environment” OCCR researchers discuss how a warmer climate may lead to new, so far unexperienced, extreme weather events.