Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. 'the bottom line on this new NOAA special report: If you are attributing any extreme other than heat waves to Anthropogenic Climate Change, you are on weak (or worse) scientific ground."
A special report "Explaining extreme events of 2013 from a climate perspective" has been published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Dr. Dirk Notz of the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg: 'I’d be very careful to place a bet in either direction, simply based on our understanding of the system from climate-model simulations...one of the presentations at the meeting I’ve just been to by Andrey Proshutinsky went in the same direction as you’re suggesting, namely that because of ocean cycles there will be a recovery of sea ice in the years to come. However, I don’t believe this to be a very robust finding that I would put money on at the moment. It’s nevertheless certainly something that we’ll investigate more in the time to come.'