Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

Scary Halloween weather along the East Coast (NASA)

This year’s rash of severe weather has scientists scrambling to understand the connection between increasing emissions and natural disasters. While attending the World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference in late October, I spoke with several prominent climate scientists about the various efforts devoted to detecting heatwaves, tornadoes, drought, and hurricanes and linking the extreme events to global warming.

My article for the Daily Climate, with the Seagal-inspired title, “Extreme Measures: The Push to Make Climate Science Relevant,” focuses on the push to attribute and predict extreme events, which should eventually provide better information for policymakers and disaster managers.

The story also ran online with Scientific American and Climate Central.

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