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Extreme weather and climate change

As dangers rise, we must slow global warming

We plan our lives around the seasons — and the weather patterns we’ve come to expect.

But a hotter atmosphere is upending those patterns: Air and ocean currents are shifting, while more evaporation fuels disastrous deluges in some areas and drier droughts in others.

That means more intense hurricanes, heat waves, wildfires and floods.

Yet we can still turn this around by slashing carbon and methane pollution and tapping nature’s unsung solutions.

Our extreme weather experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our work on extreme weather. Meet a few of the people driving this work.

Media contact

Cecile Brown

(202) 271-6534 (office)