In this first installment of our multi-part Adapting to Change series we’ll be looking at some of the most critical considerations that need to be taken into account when preparing for fluctuations in global temperatures over the coming years.
With heat records being broken on a seemingly annual basis each summer and extreme weather and plummeting temperatures becoming a regular feature of winters, it’s clear that things are rapidly changing – and not for the better.
Weather is inherently difficult to predict or forecast even at the best of times and with global shifts in climate now well underway, the ability to do so with any kind of accuracy ahead of time is becoming more challenging by the year.
What we can and do know however, is the average temperatures, local measurements of atmospheric and weather conditions (like average rainfall), and other data-points that are collected on a regular basis at almost every point on earth and that can be compared to previous years and historic records as well as producing likely trajectories for the future.
The outlook isn’t good.
In fact the chances are that you or somebody you know has felt the effects of these changes sometime this year if not in the last few months, or perhaps even more recently.
With our yearly climate reality changing fast, the time to prepare for potentially volatile temperatures is now.
Here’s what you need to know.