Wildfires, floods, heatwaves and storms: over the past year, we’ve had a taste of what’s ahead for us, according to the IPCC’s climate report. Extreme weather is going to become increasingly normal but will still be hard to predict. Researchers are trying to solve the puzzle from several different perspectives.
The Netherlands will have to learn to live with wildfires, floods, heatwaves and storms. Unlike meteorological data on precipitation and temperature, data on the impact of extreme weather are not yet registered centrally. Both economic and social damage done by extreme weather is currently being mapped through a platform that will go online at the end of 2023: the Climate Impact Monitor.