Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mapping Climate Science


There have been a lot of interactive maps released this year which show how global warming is likely to effect sea levelsglobal temperatures and the number of deadly heat days that we can expect in the future. All these maps are based on our present knowledge of climate change.

Most climate change deniers appear to now accept that the evidence for global warming is beyond debate. Instead many climate change deniers have moved on to now claim that the global warming, that they used to deny the existence of, is not caused by man but is just part of the natural changes to the planet's climate. You know that natural climate change which normally takes place over thousands of years.

A new interactive map from Carbon Brief has plotted scientific studies which have looked at whether extreme climate events around the world have been influenced by human activity or not. The Attributing Extreme Weather to Climate Change map plots 144 extreme weather events for which scientists have published peer-reviewed studies. The studies on the map have been color-coded to show which ones found evidence of human influence, those that found no evidence of human influence and those that proved inconclusive.

Carbon Brief's analysis of these 144 studies suggests that "63% of all extreme weather events studied to date were made more likely or more severe by human-caused climate change".
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