Extreme climate events such as aridity, drought, flood, cyclone and stormy rainfall are expected to leave an impact on human society. They are also expected to generate widespread response to adapt and mitigate the sufferings associated with these extremes.

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Current heat wave is not just an aberration, feel experts

Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide will almost certainly lead to changes in global mean climate. But because - by defnition-extreme events are rare, it is significantly more difficult to quantify the risk of extremes.

Every year, from December to April, anthropogenic haze spreads over most of the North Indian Ocean, and South and Southeast Asia. The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) documented this Indo-Asian haze at scales ranging from individual particles to its contribution to the regional climate forcing. This study integrates the multiplatform observations (satellites, aircraft, ships, surface stations, and balloons) with oneand four-dimensional models to derive the regional
aerosol forcing resulting from the direct, the semidirect and the two indirect effects.

A decrease in rainfall over the Indian Ocean may give the world the earliest signal of an impeding strong El Ni

Early flowering of mango trees, rain constellations going haywire, disappearing nor'westers, shifting seasons all these unusual phenomena can no longer be brushed aside as one time occurrences. These are manifestations of gradual but sure changes in cli

Air pollution causes a decrease in tropical rainfall. The US National Aeronautical and Space Admin

Global warming is threatening the Earth's thermostat. In the past two decades, average annual temperatures have climbed as much as 4

The question on everyone s lips is when will the monsoon commence and how extensive will it be?

Measurements and models show that enhanced aerosol concentrations can augment cloud albedo not only by increasing total droplet cross-sectional area, but also by reducing precipitation and thereby increasing cloud water content and cloud coverage. Aerosol pollution is expected to exert a net cooling influence on the global climate through these conventional mechanisms. Here, we demonstrate an opposite mechanism through which aerosols can reduce