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Dáithí Stone

Dáithí Stone
Climate Scientist

Dáithí is a climate scientist at NIWA in New Zealand.

His research interests focus around the detection and attribution of climate change and of its effects on human and natural systems.  Essentially this means trying to figure out whether and by how much human activities are causing various aspects of the climate system to change, and trying to figure out whether and by how much those changes in the climate system are affecting human and natural systems.

His recent focus has been on the attribution of changes in the chances of extreme weather events, such as extremely hot seasons or wet seasons.  One aspect of this is the Weather Risk Attribution Forecast, the world's only real-time service to examine whether and how greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to our weather.  A particular goal is to focus on the attribution of the risk of damage.  It is not entirely clear how this can be done systematically, but we are testing various options.



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