Changing Climate and Weather: Evidence from Attribution Science

Changing Climate and Weather: Evidence from Attribution Science

By KRISHNA ACHUTARAO and FRIEDERIKE OTTO
in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development
Edited by Navroz K Dubash
Oxford University Press
2019

Attribution of observed changes in long-term climate to anthropogenic and other external forcings has been a mainstay of many global assessments. Evidence of the role of anthropogenic forcings in the changing climate over the Indian region has been growing in recent years. Recent developments in event attribution techniques now make it possible to link global warming to individual weather and climate-related events. While a large number of event-attribution studies of extreme events from around the globe exist, very few have been carried out over India. In this chapter, a review of available event-attribution studies as well as studies that address attribution of long-term climate change over India are presented.

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