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Angry Weather

Heat Waves, Floods, storms, and the New Science of Climate Change

Friederike Otto Sarah Pybus

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Greystone Books,Canada
01 March 2021
'Meet the forensic scientists of climate change; if you like CSI, you'll be equally enthralled with the skill and speed these folks exhibit. But the stakes are infinitely higher!' - Bill McKibben, author of Falter and The End of Nature Massive fires, widespread floods, Category 4 hurricanes - shocking weather disasters dominate news headlines every year, but not everyone agrees on what causes them. In this gripping nonfiction book, renowned scientist Friederike Otto provides an answer with attribution science, a revolutionary method for pinpointing the role of climate change in extreme weather events.

Angry Weather tells the compelling, day-by-day story of Hurricane Harvey, which caused over a hundred deaths and $125 billion in damage in 2017. As the hurricane unfolds, Otto reveals how attribution science works in real time, and determines that Harvey's terrifying floods were three times more likely to occur due to human-induced climate change.

This new ability to determine climate change's role in extreme weather events has the potential to dramatically transform society-for individuals, who can see how climate change affects their loved ones, and corporations and governments, who may see themselves held accountable in the courts. Otto's research laid out in this groundbreaking book will have profound impacts, both today and for the future of humankind.

Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

'Attribution science - climate forensics, or reverse engineering - is a new discipline explained in this book with passion and verve by one of its creators. Fredi Otto is destined to be one of those rare scientists whose name becomes well known in the wider world.' - Mark Denny, author of Making Sense of Weather and Climate: The Science Behind the Forecasts '[A] thrilling work of nonfiction...

If readers were holding any doubt about climate's effects on weather before picking up this book, that doubt will be eviscerated before the last gripping page.' - Literary Hub 'This fascinating book takes us on a voyage across the cutting edge of climate science that irrevocably alters our perspective of the world in which we live and the future it holds. I wish I could make this book required reading for the world.' - Katharine Hayhoe, UN Champion of the Earth
By:   Friederike Otto
Translated by:   Sarah Pybus
Imprint:   Greystone Books,Canada
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 139mm, 
ISBN:   9781771646147
ISBN 10:   1771646144
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

FRIEDERIKE (FREDI) OTTO is a physicist, climate researcher, associate professor, and the acting director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. Otto is also a co-investigator on the international project World Weather Attribution, which assesses the human influence on extreme weather and has been profiled in the New YorkTimes, Nature, and others.

Reviews for Angry Weather: Heat Waves, Floods, Storms, and the New Science of Climate Change

Attribution science-climate forensics, or reverse engineering-is a new discipline explained in this book with passion and verve by one of its creators. Fredi Otto is destined to be one of those rare scientists whose name becomes well known in the wider world. -Mark Denny, author of Making Sense of Weather and Climate: The Science Behind the Forecasts Angry Weather introduces us to the forensic scientists of climate change; if you like to watch CSI, you'll be equally enthralled with the skill and speed these folks exhibit. But the stakes are infinitely higher! -Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? [A] thrilling work of nonfiction... If readers were holding any doubt about climate's effects on weather before picking up this book, that doubt will be eviscerated before the last gripping page. -Literary Hub This fascinating book takes us on a voyage across the cutting edge of climate science that irrevocably alters our perspective of the world in which we live and the future it holds. I wish I could make this book required reading for the world. -Katharine Hayhoe, UN Champion of the Earth


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