The real doping scandal: Weather on steroids
Posted on 10 February 2012 by Tom Smerling
Is the increase in extreme weather due to climate change? This animated cartoon from the National Center from Atmospheric Research (NCAR) provides perhaps the clearest — and certainly the most entertaining — answer yet.
For more on the latest science exploring the links between extreme weather and climate change, check out NCAR's Doping the Atmosphere, and Extreme Weather Forensics; and SkS's Extreme Events Increase With Global Warming.
For a “bite sized” version of the steroids metaphor, check out “Putting the atmosphere on steroids” at Climate Bites, which also has a good post by John Russell about critics of The Escalator missing the point of the graphic.