Tag: Extreme weather attribution

The Atlantic accurately explores climate context for Tropical Storm Harvey

2017-08-29

“A well written article that captures the essence of our understanding that under climate change storms will likely bring more rainfall. In the case of Harvey, all we can say is that it is consistent with those ideas. But we cannot say that it is the direct consequence of climate change.”


Analysis of “Disasters like Louisiana floods will worsen as planet warms, scientists warn”

2016-08-18

“this article does a good job reporting on the recent floods in Lousiana and, more generally, the climate-change-induced changes in the water cycle that underlie scientists’ concerns about future increase in floods. However, “heavy rainfall” is not strictly synonymous to “flooding”…”


Analysis of “What science can tell us about the links between global warming and massive heat waves”

2016-07-26

“This is a well-written article that provides a good overall discussion around the connection between climate change and the ongoing US heat wave. In the absence of a specific event attribution study the role of climate change in this event can’t be quantified, but Chris Mooney provides an insightful overview of the role of climate change in heat events generally.”


Analysis of “How Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane on record so quickly”

2015-10-27

“A well written and balanced article that draws on a range of scientific opinion from well-established climate scientists, hurricane specialists and forecasters. The article provides a nice summary of the major physical factors at play, while also highlighting the issues and challenges to do with detection and attribution of extreme events such as this.”


Analysis of “South Carolina flooding is the type of event climate scientists have warned about for years”

2015-10-10

“It’s tricky to evaluate the contribution of climate change to a particular weather event, but generally speaking, the author provides an accurate summary of the challenges of this research, and the range of scientific thinking about it.”


Analysis of “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here”

2015-08-12

“The article rightly communicates the urgency and seriousness of human-induced climate change, […] However, by the title, subtitle, and overall framing, it is likely to give an impression that some current events can be attributed to human influence for which the scientific evidence supporting such an attribution is either weak or non-existent.”


Analysis of “Vanuatu’s president makes a leap in tying Cyclone Pam to climate change”

2015-03-23

“… well-written article that hits most of the key points regarding the complex question of how global warming may affect tropical cyclones.”


Analysis of “The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism”

2015-02-10

“Tries and fails to make a convincing case for why humans need to worry about climate change less than they currently do.”