And this is just another reason why I will, after 35 years, end my membership in the AMS.
From the “If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.- Ernest Rutherford” department.
From the American Meteorological Society via press release:
AMS TO RELEASE REPORT EXPLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2016
New research links notable weather and climate events to human influence
The American Meteorological Society is releasing the strongest evidence yet that humanity’s long-term release of greenhouse gases has altered recent extreme weather and climate events. In the new collection of peer-reviewed papers analyzing the link between extremes in 2016 and climate change, scientists identified three events that would not have been possible without human-caused changes in the climate.
The linkages are made in a newly released report—Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective, a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. This collection of studies from 116 scientists analyzes 21 different events in 2016, from U.S. snowstorms and South African drought to…
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