28 Apr '15, 11pm

The future looks a lot hotter and wetter, says science

The future looks a lot hotter and wetter, says science

Here’s something you don’t hear climate scientists say very often: “The bottom line is that things are not that complicated.” That’s Reto Knutti , head of the Climate Physics Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, speaking with The New York Times . And that warm feeling inside of you is the satisfaction of knowing that you’re about to understand some science! Take a moment to savor that feeling. Knutti is a climate scientist, after all, so we know that whatever he says next is going to be a huge downer: “You make the world a degree or two warmer, and there will be more hot days. There will be more moisture in the atmosphere, so that must come down somewhere.” Wow, dude — that’s not science, that’s poetry. (Except that it is science, and the subject of a new paper that Knutti and his colleague Erich M. Fischer published yesterday in the journal Nature...

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