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.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change 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.