Cold snap in North America – World Weather Attribution analysis

Posted on 17th January 2018

Over recent years (2014, 2016 and now), there have been a number of extreme cold events in North America, although in different regions and of different durations. Low temperatures have been observed over much of northeastern North America during the two weeks between December 26, 2017 through January 8, 2018, and these temperatures are unusually […]

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Dr Friederike Otto presents to Chinese and Brazilian scientists at LOTUS workshop

Posted on 8th January 2018‘s Dr Friederike Otto presented on climate attribution science to Chinese and Brazilian early career researchers today, as part of a week-long workshop for the LOTUS project being hosted by the Oxford e-Research Centre. The project is exploring why the climate in China is changing and what the implications could be for the country’s vulnerability […]

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E&E News article explores how climate attribution science has developed in last 15 years

Posted on 8th January 2018

A recent article in Environment and Energy News explores how the science of attributing the effects of climate change to individual extreme weather events has developed over the last 15 years. The predominant view in the scientific community in 2003 was that, while it was evident that climate change had a significant event on the […]

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Dr Sihan Li presents at AGU Fall Meeting

Posted on 3rd January 2018

The world’s largest Earth and space science meeting – the AGU Fall Meeting – took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 11-15 December. Post-doctoral Research Associate Dr Sihan Li (Meredith) attended the meeting to give several presentations on behalf of the project. Her presentation Changing frequency of flooding in Bangladesh: Is the wettest place […]

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Human-caused warming intensified Hurricane Harvey’s rains

Posted on 14th December 2017

New research shows human-induced climate change increased the amount and intensity of Hurricane Harvey’s extreme rainfall. The new findings are published in Environmental Research Letters and were presented in a press conference on 13 December at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. During August 2017, Hurricane Harvey stalled over Texas and caused particularly extreme […]

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