Engineers have to be unemotional in their research and calculations. They can’t afford assumptions or guesses. Bridges and roads have to meet up, planes must fly, ships must float, buildings must stay standing. There is no room for error and no Government to pick up their tab if they get it wrong. Lives are at stake!
This is what makes a recent paper extremely important. The paper’s conclusion, after looking at all the data, is that there is absolutely no correlation between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and severe weather events. So, no causation. But don’t expect to read about this in the mainstream media.
They also say they can see no reason for engineers to change the margins of safety that they have been using for the last 50 years.