I wrote about the dark art of rapid extreme weather attribution nearly three years ago. My, how time flies by. But that’s old hat now. Peter Stott, the Met Office pioneer of extreme weather attribution re. his study of the 2003 European heatwave has got very excited about the forecast brief spell of very hot weather in France and has jumped the gun by attributing the forecast ‘record-breaking’ temperatures to climate change. We now have pre-attribution folks! Climate change is guilty even before it’s committed the crime. Philip K. Dick would be so proud.
Update: he’s really going for it now.
‘Dangerous phenomenon’. ‘Level three warmings‘. LOL. It’s gone to his head. Chill out Peter – but not in France, obviously.