Scientists pinpoint link between climate change and Hurricane Harvey’s record rainfall


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David González comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017. Credit: Jonathan Bachman

Climate change fueled some of the record rainfall Hurricane Harvey dumped on the Houston area in August. Two new scientific studies find warmer temperatures caused by global warming likely increased the amount of rain that fell over the Gulf region during the storm by between 15 and 38 percent. Some of that increase can be explained…

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