Not sure what to make of the reaction to this Nature Climate Change paper: ["A Fiery Wake-up Call for Climate Science"](, which was written to address the recent Australia situation.

In response, Michael Mann tweets that explaining the challenge in being able to distinguish between extremes due to natural variation versus that due to climate change is bad science communication technique :

The lead author of the Nature is from NCAR and he ends with this plea:


El Ninos and other climate behaviors that can cause droughts and/or floods will occur whether AGW exists or not, yet this provides an example of how politically sensitive the topic is.