“Climate models underestimate food security risk from ‘compound’ extreme weather article discusses a recent paper published in Nature Communications which examined the risk of compound extreme weather on global food security. The paper concluded that climate models tend to underestimate the risks of concurrent extreme weather events, such as heatwaves occurring at the same time as droughts or heavy rainfall, potentially leading to “blind spots” in our understanding of future implications. This represents a major threat to global food security under a changing climate, with the increasing likelihood of compound and cascading environmental hazards and disaster impacts  The conclusion is a call for urgent improvements in climate modelling to better inform decision making and climate change adaptation pathways.


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