Hotter, wetter, drier: the science behind extreme weather events

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Extreme rainfall fatally flooded Western Germany a few months ago. Intense wildfires raged across several countries, from Spain to Greece, Turkey and Canada. A historic heat wave hit North America in late June this year. The new edition of the Sustain Ability Podcast from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) deals with extremes, with extreme weather events to be concise. Join extreme weather experts Friederike Otto, from the Grantham Institute of Climate Change and the Environment at the Imperial College London, and Stefan Rahmstorf, from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, on a journey into the world of extreme weather. Together, they discuss attribution science, uncertainty ranges and economic costs of extreme events. They also give insight into their experiences when it comes to the changing public view of's relationship to climate change, the art of communicating science and what keeps them going in their personal scientific chasing of everyday work with extreme weather events.

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