10 Jun '11, 12pm

Our Stormy Long-Range Forecast, and the Risks It Poses

Our Stormy Long-Range Forecast, and the Risks It Poses

It's sometimes said that no individual storm, flood, drought or wildfire can be specifically attributed to climate change. That may be true but Kevin Trenberth , one of the world's most prominent climate scientists, says it misses the point. Sure, we've always had extreme weather events. But, he argues, they are more frequent and more intense because of climate impacts. And that's important. "The environment in which all storms form has been changed by human activity," Trenberth says. Thus the storms have been affected, too. Trenberth spoke to a group of reporters at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) , where I'm on a fellowship this week. An MIT-trained meteorologist and a native of New Zealand, he was a lead author of the 1995, 2001 and 2007 IPCC reports and he has led NCAR's Climate Analysis Section since the late 1980s. In other words, he knows his climate...

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