We'll be hearing from Morgan O'Neill, the new post-doc in the Geophyscial Sciences Department on "Hurricanes and climate: signal v. noise in the very terrible 2017 season" :
There has been a lot of popular discussion about the role of climate change in the recent relentless onslaught of North Atlantic hurricanes. I will contextualize the 2017 hurricane season in the historical record, and share the current scientific consensus about what has happened and will happen to hurricanes in a warming world. Are these storms natural or manmade? Both! Maybe!
Keep sending me examples of any climate data you might use / want to know more about as we put together the workshop on interpreting climate data products!