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How we know climate change causes extreme weather, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Higgs-boson discovery

07 Jul 2022 Hamish Johnston

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the climatologist Fredi Otto explains why scientists can say with confidence that certain extreme weather events such as floods and heatwaves are more likely to have happened because of climate change. Otto is at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London. She has recently published a review paper in the journal Environmental Research: Climate called “Extreme weather impacts of climate change: an attribution” and speaks to Physics World’s James Dacey about her research.

Also in this episode, we chat about the discovery of the Higgs boson, which was announced 10 years ago by physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Physics World is celebrating the anniversary by publishing a month-long series of articles about particle physics, so stay tuned to website.

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