Extreme weather events spawn a new field in climate science



Written by Shel Evergreen. Published by Ars Technica TK DATE.


WASHINGTON — As extreme weather events have become widely covered in the media, scientists across disciplines are called on to address possible connections to climate change. They also field questions about the validity of those claims of connection and their impact on humans. Now, an emerging multidisciplinary field called event attribution can link occurrences such as a specific hurricane or heat wave to climate change with relative confidence...

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