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Climate Change Prediction: Uncertainties and Accuracies

Global and regional models have been used for producing climate change scenarios with a special focus on the behavior (frequency and intensity) of extreme events like heat waves, cold spells, severe thunder storms, tropical cyclones, storm surges, severe storms, drought, etc. Extensive observational data over the past century and also the reconstructed data have been used in climatic change assessment. Better forecasting capability is central to an effective adaptation strategy, particularly in the Indian context where livelihoods are strongly related to the physical environment.