Recent Australian droughts may be the worst in 800 years

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Australia is a continent defined by extremes, and recent decades have seen some extraordinary climate events. But droughts, floods, heatwaves, and fires have battered Australia for millennia. Are recent extreme events really worse than those in the past? […]

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Five priorities for weather and climate research

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Adapt to how data are made and used, urge Øystein Hov and colleagues. Meteorology is entering a new era. Demand is growing worldwide for forecasts of storms, floods and droughts. For example, warnings of this year’s devastating series […]

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