Although extreme weather events are nothing new, they have been on the rise. But is climate change really to blame? There is a lot that climate scientists still don't know about the relationship between climate change and extreme weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, droughts, and major rain and snow storms. Scientists are using climate models in order to figure out the role that climate change plays in extreme weather events. In this Lowdown lesson, students will analyze the role of climate change in extreme weather events, and how climate models are being used by scientists to determine its influence.