On the attribution of a single event to climate change

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2014-11-15
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Hansen, Gerrit
Auffhammer, Maximilian
Solow, Andrew R.
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10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00399.1
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Climate change
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There is growing interest in assessing the role of climate change in observed extreme weather events. Recent work in this area has focused on estimating a measure called attributable risk. A statistical formulation of this problem is described and used to construct a confidence interval for attributable risk. The resulting confidence is shown to be surprisingly wide even in the case where the event of interest is unprecedented in the historical record.
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Author Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2014. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Climate 27 (2014): 8297–8301, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00399.1.
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Journal of Climate 27 (2014): 8297–8301
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