The real doping scandal: Weather on steroids

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.

Posted by Tom Smerling on Friday, 10 February, 2012

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