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Global warming: Worth reading

Nature editorial looks at extreme events and "climate attribution."

Global warming: Worth reading

Climate models still have a way to go before they can be counted on to attribute extreme weather events to global warming.

That's a point made in this Nature essay, published today. Worldwide warming isn't the only thing that could drive extreme weather.

That said, the article states that the emerging science of "climate attribution" is by no means a lost cause. It's just that the models have to get better at it.

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
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