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Extreme Weather Makes Everything Harder, Except Climate-Risk Analysis

Financial analysts, policymakers and economists can’t begin to capture the full scale of a warming planet.

Forest fires approach the village of Pefki on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece's second largest island.

Forest fires approach the village of Pefki on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece's second largest island.

Photographer: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP

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It’s been a momentous week for our understanding of the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth report on the physical science of global warming on Monday brought home the connection between burning fossil fuels and the floods, heatwaves and wildfires we've seen this summer.