by Barry Bergman, NewsCenter -- Dec 10, 2012
“A baseball player who is on steroids is going to have a much higher probability of hitting lots and lots of home runs,” she said [Lubchenco]. “Now, you can’t turn around and say this particular home run was because of steroids. But you can say there are going to be a lot more home runs because this person is on steroids.
“I think the same is true,” she added, for the relationship between climate change and extreme weather. “We now have weather on steroids.”
“The real challenge to us collectively is… not just documenting changes, not just saying what the problems are, but really creating solutions,” she said, outlining a “social contract” for scientists. “And that means interdisciplinary approaches. It means engaging with society on a variety of spatial scales, and it means thinking differently about what our roles as scientists are.”
[ Source -- Communicating Climate Change: The “Isolated Weather Event” Problem ...ecopolitology.org ]