Understanding the extreme weather/climate change link

At Dot Earth, Andy Revkin takes another whack at the link between recent extreme weather events and climate change. He begins as I did a couple of posts back, with the debate between Rahmstorf/Coumou at RealClimate and Marty Hoerling at NOAA. He doesn't put the March heat wave into the mix, but does add useful perspectives from John Wallace and Michael Tobis' great post 

Disequilibrium is Not Your Friend.  

Which uses a Calder mobile sculpture to illustrate a crucial, logical, but little-understood reality. 

It’s a general principle of complex equilibria that the more they are disturbed, the more complex the processes involved in restoring their equilibrium. 

And there's more, lots more.

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It's a beautiful description, but troubling too. .

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