It is a widely accepted theory that an effect of global climate change is an increase of extreme weather events. A study published in Nature Climate Change in April 2015 suggests these effects are already evident. Attributing 75% of moderate temperature increase extremes and 18% of precipitation extremes to human factors.
With the buzz of COP21 in the air, the 21st Instalment of the annual Conference of the Parties, we witness the world collaborating in discussions of how to limit the progress of climate change. In spite of varying political motivations, we can all agree that in order to avoid catastrophic climate damage average global temperatures need to be kept in check.