Extreme rainfall events are often linked to climate change based on simple thermodynamic arguments, but complex dynamic processes also play a role. Scientists have a responsibility to ensure they provide accurate information to the media and public.
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A.D.K. and K.J.R. acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council (DE180100638). All authors acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council (CE170100023). A.D.K. acknowledges the Australian Government National Environmental Science Program.
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King, A.D., Reid, K.J. & Saunders, K.R. Communicating the link between climate change and extreme rain events. Nat. Geosci. 16, 552–554 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-023-01223-1