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Question:What is global warming effect on natural disaster?

by cspiller017_stu | with amallozzi February 14, 2020 15:01 | #22810

Specifically it's effect on hurricanes.

What would be a good way to collect data?

What would be a good way to start studying this?


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Hi!! The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is the United Nations' body for assessing the science related to climate change. They put out a lot of really dense research on climate change, which often includes this topic. I think a lot of their material is hard to get through, but luckily organizations have helped to break down their results a bit! Here's a write up from the World Resources Institute on an IPCC report related to extreme weather and climate change: https://www.wri.org/blog/2011/11/five-takeaways-ipcc-report-extreme-weather-and-climate-change

The above is an older piece, but can give you an idea on topic.

Check out this recent piece as well. It's long but has good graphics and resources: https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world

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Check out these resources just shared by Chief Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky at Climate Central :: https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/

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Here's an article in Slate which explains what "attribution science" is: https://slate.com/technology/2019/12/attribution-science-field-explosion-2010s-climate-change.html

In this relatively new field, researchers finally figured out how to concretely connect climate change to the extreme weather events disrupting our lives.

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