Tip of the Iceberg E3: We don’t know if climate change affected this month’s tornadoes

Many called December's tornadoes a "wake up call for climate change," but scientists have not yet determined a link between the two.


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On December 10th and 11th, historic tornadoes wreaked havoc on Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and almost instantaneously, people made the assumption that climate change played a role. But while tornadoes of this severity in December are unprecedented, scientists have not yet determined a link between climate change and tornadoes. Ethan breaks down what we know, what we don’t know, and why it’s important to stick to the facts in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”

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Ethan Brown

Ethan is a recent graduate of Boston University from Bethel, Connecticut with a dual degree in Environmental Analysis & Policy and Film & Television.

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