Climate change is one of the main challenges to be faced by human beings in this century XXI. The main difficulty to tackle this challenge is that it is a very complex problem, i.e., there are many elements involved and interconnected among them. For this reason, it is practically impossible to take into account all these elements. Thus, we can only consider a "few key factors" in our studies. This "simplified" version of our environmental introduces a large amount of uncertainty. On the other hand, there are many process and phenomena (physical, chemical, biological, socio-economical, etc.) that are not well understood, which also introduces uncertainty. The quantification -or at least to be aware- of this uncertainty plays an important role in the climate change studies. Therefore, pressing need to improve our understanding of these uncertainties in order to face the consequences of climate change in our society.
Josué M. Polanco Martínez holds (2003) a B. Sc in Atmospheric Sciences (Universidad Veracruzana, México) in 2003 with a thesis entitled "Monitoring biomass burning with GOES-8 images in Southeast México" (supported by the Mexican Council for Science and Technology CONACYT and the Mexican Institute of Water Technology IMTA) and a PhD (2012) in Applied Physics (Meteorology/Climatology/Oceanography, Dpt. of Applied Physics II, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU) with a thesis entitled "Application of statistical techniques to the study of environmental and ecosystemic problems". Dr. Polanco worked as a research officer (2009-2012) at the Dpt. of Econometrics and Statistics and the Public Economics Institute (UPV/EHU) and in 2012 he obtained the ANECA accreditation as Assistant Professor and more recently in 2014 he received the distinction of (Mexican) National Researcher System (SNI Level I) for the period 2015-2017. Since 2016 he is Basque Government Postdoctoral research fellow and is visiting postdoctoral researcher at UMR CNRS 5805 EPOC (Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux), Université de Bordeaux. Dr. Polanco is guest editor for the Special Issue (2017) in Paleoclimates in Iberoamerica, Boletín Geológico y Minero (Spain) [http://www.igme.es/Boletin/CallPapers/Call_for_papers_Paleoclima_Iberoamerica.pdf]. More info. about my research, please visit https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Josue_Polanco-Martinez