How do you commentate on a catastrophe in slow motion?

Welcome to the world of Niwa's Ben Noll.

The New Yorker has become one of our most visible and energetic meteorologists, fielding reporters' calls on everything from hail to heatwaves, in between spending eight hours a day making sense of a constant stream of data and guidance.

Trying to explain the blurry influence of a warming planet on our day-to-day weather isn't easy - if just for the simple reason that climate isn't the same as weather.


"No single event is caused by climate change, but each has what you