Record-breaking heat waves in Oregon and Washington State. Wildfires rippling through the West. A looming season of hurricanes.
These weather events take a toll on human life and strain our energy infrastructure.
But to what extent are extreme weather events made worse and more frequent by human-caused climate change?
This week on the podcast, climate scientist and Columbia Professor Adam Sobel speaks with host Jason Bordoff about the latest science behind attributing extreme weather events to the changing climate.
They discuss the limitations and possibilities of this kind of attribution science and why making these connections matters.