AMS report links weather & climate events to human influence
Online — The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is releasing its annual edition of scientific studies tying humanity’s releases of greenhouse gases to news-making extreme weather and climate events.
The linkages are made in a report was releasing today, Monday, December 10th: “Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective“.
This seventh annual supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) collects 17 unique analyses of 16 different extremes in 2017—from billion dollar floods in South America to wildfires in Australia to drought in Ethiopia, Europe, and the United States.
More than 100 scientists authoring these new studies use the latest “attribution” techniques to show the human fingerprint in the weather extremes that are in many ways the most dangerous risks of our changing climate.
Due to the connections that can now be made scientifically between weather risks and climate change, the research enables society to better appreciate the new risks of extremes that threaten lives, property, and infrastructure. (more…)