excerpted from Carbon Curves
Recorded on December 2013

Weather Patterns on Steroids


Jane Lubchenco and Ben Santer describe how climate change has been impacting the world's weather patterns.  Lubchenco likens the changing weather patterns to baseball, "When a baseball player starts taking steroids, there's a much greater chance that he's going to be hitting lots of home runs and some big home runs.  Now, that doesn't mean you can point to any particular home run and say, 'aha, that home run is because he is taking steroids.'  But the pattern of more and larger is attributable to his taking steroids."

Speakers at this Event

University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University

Climate Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory