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One scientist's mission to prove the link between extreme weather and climate change.
Words by Hettie O'Brien. Photography by Marsý Hild Þórsdóttir.

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One scientist's mission to prove the link between extreme weather and climate change.
Words by Hettie O'Brien. Photography by Marsý Hild Þórsdóttir.

Friederike Otto, known to most people as Fredi, is a British scientist renowned for studying the effects of climate change on the weather. From her base at Imperial College London, she leads World Weather Attribution—a resource that can prove, within a matter of days, whether a storm, flood, heat wave or drought was caused by the climate crisis. Not so long ago, people used the malignancy of nature or the whims of gods to explain why the weather careened between

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Four

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