A New Era in Daily Climate

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale | Nature Climate Change

For generations, climate scientists have educated the public that ‘weather is not climate’, and climate change has been framed as the change in the distribution of weather that slowly emerges from large variability over decades. However, weather when considered globally is now in uncharted territory. Here we show that on the basis of a single day of globally observed temperature and moisture, we detect the fingerprint of externally driven climate change, and conclude that Earth as a whole is warming.
The fingerprint of climate change is detected from any single day in the observed global record since early 2012.