27 Aug '11, 2pm

We lay out the connection between #climatechange & #Hurricane #Irene

We lay out the connection between #climatechange & #Hurricane #Irene

People will invariably ask “Did climate change cause Hurricane Irene?” But there is a problem with that question: Since climate is defined as the average of many events, anybody who says that climate change caused one event, like Hurricane Irene, is not speaking from a basis in science – which is equally true for anybody who says that climate change had nothing to do with Hurricane Irene. To understand the effect climate change has on a type of weather event, you have to look at averages. So reasonable questions to ask are: Do we expect there to be more or fewer hurricanes because of climate change? Do we expect hurricanes to become stronger or weaker on average because of climate change? Do we expect hurricanes to drop more or less rain because of climate change? But the most useful question is what is our current risk exposure to hurricanes and how is this risk changing ...

Full article: http://www.pewclimate.org/blog/huberd/hurricane-irene-cli...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Aug '11, 12pm

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