Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: Financial Times on Disasters and Climate Change
I often highlight situations where the science of disasters and climate change is misrepresented. Here is a case of the opposite situation. Today's Financial Times gets the science of disasters and climate change exactly right:The biggest question, though, remains the extent to which climate change is the driver of hurricanes, cyclones and flooding that have hit the world with apparently increased ferocity and regularity in recent years.
It is still proving extremely difficult for scientists to extract a clear sign of the effects of climate change from the normal long-term historic cycles of weather and climate activity. That is despite simple logic saying that a warmer climate should result in more powerful storms because of a greater water content in the atmosphere.
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