31 Aug '17, 1pm

Intensity of Harvey's Devastation Linked to Warming

Texas National Guard soldiers respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Ssg. Tim Pruitt Intensity of Harvey's Devastation Linked to Warming By Alex Kirby Tropical storm Harvey is by any standard off the scale. Some parts of Texas have received in just over a week the rainfall they would normally expect in an entire year, and the storm is described as generating as much rain as would normally be seen only once in more than 1,000 years. Exceptional as it is, Harvey is not a direct consequence of climate change , in the judgment of one leading climate scientist, professor Stefan Rahmstorf , co-chair of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany. However, Rahmstorf couples his clear rebuttal that the warming climate triggered Harvey with a significant qualification. The increased heat accumulating in the atmosphere, he said,...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/harvey-climate-change-2479874136...

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