2011-09-25 05:40:24Home Runs and Climate Change: A Sports Analogy -- Jeffery Meehl
John Hartz
John Hartz

"Meehl used a sports analogy to explain the linkage between climate change and extreme weather. His example was as follows: climate change is to extreme weather what steroids were to Barry Bonds' home runs. Bonds was able to hit home runs before steroids, but after the steroids he was hitting more of them. You could not say that any particular home run was specifically due to the steroids because he was hitting home runs before the steroids. But his home run numbers sure went up. The same thing with extreme weather and climate change: no single event can be specifically linked to climate change, but the frequency of extreme weather events is sure going up."

Source: "Home Runs and Climate Change: A Sports Analogy" by Astrid Caldas, Hufficngton Post, Sep 23, 2011.

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