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Ask a Scientist About Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In this follow-up “Ask a Scientist” video posted August 21, Michael Wehner answers your questions about about droughts, heat waves, extreme weather, and climate change. Michael is a climate scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division. He uses high-performance computing to study extreme weather events in a changing climate.

Go here to see previous “Ask a Scientist” videos.

He invited people to send in questions in this August 13 video:

It’s been a summer of record-breaking heat. Do you have questions about droughts, heat waves, extreme weather, and climate change? Ask a scientist!

Michael Wehner is a climate scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division. He uses high-performance computing to study extreme weather events in a changing climate, especially heat waves, floods, droughts and hurricanes.

You may have questions about these extremes events. Are some of them the result of climate change? Are they natural variations in our normal climate? Or are these extremes caused by a combination of both of these effects? And how do scientists tell the difference?

Michael invites you to send in your questions. He’ll answer a few questions in a follow-up video soon.

This is the second in a series of “Ask a Scientist” videos that features Berkeley Lab scientists. Go here to see a video Q&A on the Higgs boson. Please send in ideas for future “Ask a Scientist” videos to [email protected]