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World Weather Attribution Study: Climate change made UK heat wave hotter, more likely
July 29, 2022

In addition to spurring people to cut greenhouse gas emissions, study co-author Gabe Vecchi, said, "this heat wave and heat waves like it should be a reminder that we have to adapt to a warmer world. We are not living in our parents’ world anymore.”

140 million Americans brace for scorching temperatures above 90
July 20, 2022

“We should stop thinking about global warming as something in the distant future.” HMEI Director Gabriel Vecchi talks to the Today Show about the “scorching reality” of the heatwave unfurling over the US.

UK forecasters issue first-ever 'red' warning for exceptional heat with all-time records poised to topple
July 15, 2022

Gabriel Vecchi, a climate scientist and geosciences professor at Princeton University, told CNN that this is a signal of the climate crisis, and hot extremes outpacing cool extremes has been a notable trend in recent years.

How Hurricane History Has Hidden What's Coming
July 6, 2022

How Hurricane History Has Hidden What's Coming

Maiya May, Science Communicator of PBS Terra narrates as Gabriel Vecchi of Princeton University and Hiro Murakami of NOAA/GFDL explain the more frequent rapid intensification of recent storms and what to expect in the coming years…

No dudes: el cambio climático influye en todas las olas de calor (y en otros eventos extremos)
May 12, 2022
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Written by Eduardo Robaina, Climática

(In Spanish) Dos científicos del clima del World Weather Attribution (WWA) han creado una guía sobre cómo comunicar el cambio climático y su relación con los fenómenos meteorológicos extremos. (Vecchi mention)

This is what the world looks like if we pass the crucial 1.5-degree climate threshold
Nov. 8, 2021
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Written by Lauren Sommer, NPR
There's one number heard more than any other from the podiums at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland: 1.5 degrees Celsius. Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences at Princeton University. "If we go on a path to 3 degree warming, more and more things that are unheard of or have been unheard of will become relatively commonplace."
Here's what happens if the world warms more than 1.5 degrees Celsius
Nov. 4, 2021
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Written by Lauren Sommer, NPR Radio

There's one number you hear a lot at the international climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland  ⁠— 1.5 degrees Celsius. So why is that number so important, and what happens if the world gets hotter than that? (Vecchi mention, Audio/Text)

How 'rapid intensification' fueled Hurricane Ida
Aug. 31, 2021
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Written by Denise Chow, NBC News
Climate change is altering some of the atmospheric and ocean dynamics that power hurricanes. That doesn't mean more hurricanes — but it does mean...
In Deep: One City's Year of Climate Chaos
Aug. 27, 2021
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Written by Lauren Rosenthal, The Water Main
Perhaps no place has endured more than Lake Charles, Louisiana. Gabriel Vecchi, a professor of geosciences and director of the High Meadows...
Princeton voices: Speaking out on climate change, heat waves, wildfires and more
Aug. 10, 2021
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
The triple-digit temperatures sweeping across the country this summer go far beyond routine weather fluctuations. Indeed, June 2021 was the hottest June in the history of national weather records, and by the end of July, fully 40% of the nation was experiencing drought, which contributed to a western wildfire season whose smoke reached from coast to coast. The soaring temperatures and raging fires, say experts, point inexorably to the impact of human-caused global climate change.