“Emissions increased the chances of seeing a summer as hot as 2017’s by at least a factor of 10”.
According to the New Scientist (pay-walled), that is the kind of information we could soon be getting with our evening weather report.
Better climate models and faster computers will soon give timely information which once took years about the human influence on significant weather events. Climate scientists used to say that it was impossible to attribute any specific weather event to climate change in real time. However, the science of climate attribution has matured. The World Weather Attribution project was able to make the above statement about the weather from June to August in 2017 by the following month in September. Continue reading Who turned the heat up?