NEW ORLEANS – New studies find global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey of this year.
While scientists say that man-made climate change do not trigger Harvey, two studies presented Wednesday calculate that a warmer, wetter world has tripled the chance that the hurricane would be deaf and flood Houston. Other studies find climate change a factor in the storm’s record rainfall.
The findings will be presented Wednesday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans.
As Harvey’s battered Texas, researchers suspect that the storm was getting worse by the warming of the earth, but did not back the data up to now.