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EXPLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2016 From A Climate Perspective
Papers from the American Meteorological Society (Dec 2017).

This sixth edition of explaining extreme events of the
previous year (2016) from a climate perspective is the
first of these reports to find that some extreme events
were not possible in a preindustrial climate. The events
were the 2016 record global heat, the heat across Asia,
as well as a marine heat wave off the coast of Alaska.
While these results are novel, they were not unexpected.
Climate attribution scientists have been predicting that
eventually the influence of human-caused climate change
would become sufficiently strong as to push events
beyond the bounds of natural variability alone. It was also
predicted that we would first observe this phenomenon
for heat events where the climate change influence is most
pronounced. Additional retrospective analysis will reveal
if, in fact, these are the first events of their kind or were
simply some of the first to be discovered....
Climate  Extremes  Statistics  Science  Consequences 
december 2017 by cc2050
Climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly
It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly
Michael E Mann, The Guardian
- sea temps have increased by 0.5degC leading to expected 3% increase in atmospheric water content
- rainfall est 1.22m in 4d
Climate  Rainfall  Extremes  Consequences 
august 2017 by cc2050
Grass food crops facing climate change challenge - BBC News
A US team of researchers found that forecasted shifts in climate by 2070 would occur too quickly for species of grass to adapt to the new conditions. The species facing an uncertain future include wheat, corn, rice and sorghum, which provide almost half of the calories consumed by humans.
Climate  Science  Consequences 
october 2016 by cc2050
Melting ice spells volcanic trouble - environment - 05 February 2015 - New Scientist
Melting ice is causing the land to rise up in Iceland – and perhaps elsewhere. The result, judging by new findings on the floor of the Southern Ocean, could be a dramatic surge in volcanic eruptions.
Climate  Science  Consequences 
february 2015 by cc2050
US faces worst droughts in 1,000 years, predict scientists | Environment | The Guardian
Climate change is likely to cause decade-long mega-droughts across US south-west and Great Plains, new study shows
Climate  Modelling  Consequences 
february 2015 by cc2050
Climate change: Implications for employment - European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Impacts of #climatechange on jobs and livelihoods. Nice graphics in this report on our future employment challenges. From @ETUI_org via @ProspectUnion
Climate  Consequences  Report 
september 2014 by cc2050
Emission scenario infographics
World Resources Institute showing 4 easy to read Emission Scenarios with consequences.
Climate  Emissions  Consequences 
august 2014 by cc2050

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