IPCC weighs in on climate extremes

MSNBC (Associated Press)– Part of an IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report on the role of climate change in affecting extreme weather events has leaked a little early. Climate scientists have been reluctant to “blame” global warming when asked about specific events (see Naomi Oreskes video I posted earlier today), but this report lays it on the line. Climate change loads the dice, making these things more common. Through some hard work, they were even able to say that there is an 80% chance the 2010 Russian heat wave would not have happened without the warming we’ve experienced.


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