This resource is a 6-minute video that explores the state of attribution science, which is a field of study in which we attribute a portion of a given extreme weather event directly to human-caused climate change. A warming event in the eastern Pacific Ocean is used as an example. This resource does an excellent job describing the complexities of attribution science in a clear manner and exploring the impacts that climate change and attribution science will have on our decision-making in the future. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
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 systems.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.