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Extremely hot

By Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou One claim frequently heard regarding extreme heat waves goes something like this: ”Since this heat wave broke the previous record by 5 °C, global warming can’t have much to do with it since that has been only 1 °C over the 20th century”. Here we explain why we find [...]
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Rossby waves and surface weather extremes

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : RealClimate (5 months ago)

A new study by Screen and Simmonds demonstrates the statistical connection between high-amplitude planetary waves in the atmosphere and extreme weather events on the ground. Guest post by Dim Coumou There has been an ongoing debate,... Read Post

Weather Extremes: Atmospheric Waves And Climate Change

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress (2 years ago)

By Vladimir Petoukhov and Stefan Rahmstorf, via The Conversation The northern hemisphere has experienced a spate of extreme weather in recent times. In 2012 there were destructive heat waves in the U.S. and southern Europe, accompan... Read Post

Bombshell: Study Finds 80% Chance Russia’s 2010 July Heat Record Would Not Have Occurred Without Climate Warming

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress (3 years ago)

A major new study has reanalyzed the connection between global warming and the record-breaking temperatures we’ve been seeing.  Stefan Rahmstorf and Dim Coumou conclude in their PNAS paper, “Increase of extreme events in a warming w... Read Post


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