Met Office in the Media: 16 August 2010

The weekend papers continue to report on the extreme weather being experienced across the world, and the reasons behind such weather.  The Observer focused on scientists meeting in Colorado this week to explore operational attribution of climate related extreme weather.  This follows Dr. Peter Stott writing in The Guardian earlier last week. Climate change: how to play our hand, explored the fact that there have always been extremes of weather around the world but evidence now suggests human influence is changing the odds.

In Tom Chivers latest Blog for The Telegraph, Climate change, Pakistani floods and causality, he focuses on the causes of the Pakistani floods. In his article he expands Dr. Peter Stotts ‘loaded dice’ analogy which explains the idea that climate change has now made the types of extreme weather such as the Pakistani floods and Russian heatwave more likely to occur.

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