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Attribution of extreme weather

Anthropogenic climate change alters the risk of some extreme weather events. High-resolution computer simulations suggest that Black Sea warming made the devastating 2012 Krymsk flood possible — a virtually impossible event just 30 years ago.

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Figure 1: Krymsk floods.

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Otto, F. Attribution of extreme weather. Nature Geosci 8, 581–582 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2484

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