SDG 13:Climate Change & Extreme Weather

Explore a curated selection of publications on extreme weather and natural disasters, exploring their causes, inclusion in adaptation and mitigation strategies, consideration in climate risk analysis and climate policy, and more.

 This special selection is part of Springer Nature’s SDG 13 hub: A clearinghouse for UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Acton (SDG 13) research from across Springer Nature’s journals, special issues and collections, as well as selected books and book chapters.

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00G7Y_LP-SDG13_Visual Creation © Springer Nature_2023"Towards understanding regional extreme weather and climate events

by Panmao Zhai

We have been observing the obvious increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and consequential natural disasters. The blog discusses the situation of extreme weather events across the globe and recent scientific discoveries to understand their attributions. 

Dr Zhai is a research professor at the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I.

Selected Books

Journal Highlights

Information for Authors

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