(11 November) Read my policy forum article on this topic, published today in Science. We argue that claims that attributing extreme weather events to human influence has relevance for the allocation of existing and new international climate adaptation funds are misguided and unhelpful. Cited as: Hulme,M., O’Neill,S.J. and Dessai,S. (2011) is weather event attribution necessary for adaptation funding? Science, 334, 764-765. Reprint available here.