This resource is an article that describes the current state of climate attribution science, which is the ability to attribute a portion of an extreme weather event to human-caused climate change. Examples include hurricanes, floods, and heat waves. The article does a good job of presenting the complexities of attribution science in a clean and jargon-free manner and describes existing challenges and uncertainties well. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.