What extreme weather events might we face on Earth in light of what we observe in the atmosphere of Venus? Comparing our atmosphere and climate to those of other planets from the Solar System, what do we find in common, and what is unique to each? Can other atmospheres help us understand the climate change we are facing on Earth? Separate, yet complementary fields of study such as geophysics and astrophysics can cooperate to assist in making necessary and urgent decisions that counter the climate crisis.
Pedro Machado, researcher at Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), and assistant professor at the University of Lisbon, and Ricardo Trigo, climate specialist at Instituto Dom Luis (IDL), and associated professor also at the University of Lisbon, cross-reference the comparative study of different atmospheres in the Solar System with the susceptible and complex variability of Earth climate.