Have you noticed how extreme weather is making the news these days? Is it a result of climate change? In this month's ODYSSEY we look at that question carefully. You'll read about the tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, and even a black blizzard that slammed the country last year. Scientists warn that it is very likely that we will continue to experience such extremes. Fortunately meteorologists are working to predict these kinds of severe weather events and accurately model what climate change will mean long range for our planet. But we've got good news to celebrate in this issue too: it's ODYSSEY's 30th birthday party!