Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change

A report from the National Academies of Sciences outlines how the science of linking extreme weather events, from heat waves to hurricanes, has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.

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Finding New Ways to Link Weather Events to Climate Change

From Hurricane Sandy to this year’s drought in California and Oregon, extreme weather is now frequently associated with climate change in the popular imagination. For researchers, attributing these individual events to climate change has been tricky, though not impossible. How can researchers know whether a given event is attributable to human-caused climate change? That is,…