Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

This  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society special report presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events. Attribution of extreme events is a challenging science and one that is currently undergoing considerable evolution. In this paper, 20 different research groups explored the causes of 16 different events that occurred in 2013. The findings indicate that human-caused climate change greatly increased the risk for the extreme heat waves assessed in this report.

Source: American Meteorological Society

Date: September 2014

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