This week, Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford University released the results of a new study. These claim that they can directly tie severe droughts and extreme weather events to climate changes. As more and more data adds up, most of those changes are reportedly caused by human activity.
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“Our results suggest that the world isn’t quite at the point where every record hot event has a detectable human fingerprint, but we are getting close.” Diffenbaugh said.
In the past, scientists have often avoided direct linkage of specific events to climate changes due to naturally fluctuating patterns. New research is pointing out that this may not be possible anymore.
Diffenbaugh also pointed out the “explosion of research”. This has been growing stronger over the last decade. It also reached the point where it will only take a few weeks after a major event to release research results on the matter. If events continue to increase in severity and regularity, this new field may become quite important.