Attribution

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  • News and Views |

    While anthropogenic influence on global climate is clear, human impact on the Southern Ocean has been difficult to pin down. A new detection and attribution study achieves just that.

    • Nathaniel L. Bindoff
    Nature Geoscience 11, 803–804
  • Comments and Opinion |

    In key European cities, stabilizing climate warming at 1.5 °C would decrease extreme heat-related mortality by 15–22% per summer compared with stabilization at 2 °C.

    • Daniel Mitchell
    • , Clare Heaviside
    • , Nathalie Schaller
    • , Myles Allen
    • , Kristie L. Ebi
    • , Erich M. Fischer
    • , Antonio Gasparrini
    • , Luke Harrington
    • , Viatcheslav Kharin
    • , Hideo Shiogama
    • , Jana Sillmann
    • , Sebastian Sippel
    •  & Sotiris Vardoulakis
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Recent scientific advances make it possible to assign extreme events to human-induced climate change and historical emissions. These developments allow losses and damage associated with such events to be assigned country-level responsibility.

    • Friederike E. L. Otto
    • , Ragnhild B. Skeie
    • , Jan S. Fuglestvedt
    • , Terje Berntsen
    •  & Myles R. Allen
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Developments in attribution science are improving our ability to detect human influence on extreme weather events. By implication, the legal duties of government, business and others to manage foreseeable harms are broadening, and may lead to more climate change litigation.

    • Sophie Marjanac
    • , Lindene Patton
    •  & James Thornton
    Nature Geoscience 10, 616–619