Friday, July 29, 2005

Climate change and extremes

The anthropogenic contribution to climate change may not or may not be above signal to noise yet.

In some cases, such as the drought in the Iberian peninsular, it is said not to be - see, for example,
It's part of a natural cycle - footnote by Alok Jha to this article.

But extreme events in urban areas - like the metre of rain in and around Mumbai or the tornado in Birmingham - are likely to raise concerns about climate change higher in many people's consciousness. That can be manipulated, for good or bad.

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