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Climate change doubles likelihood of ‘megaflood’ in California: study

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The likelihood of a “megaflood” occurring in California has doubled due to climate change, according to a new study published on Friday. The study, published in the Science Advances journal, found an increased likelihood of runoff water occurring from harsher storms, creating the threat of debris flows and landslides later, according to a press release from the University of California, Los Angeles.
1 month ago·Los Angeles, United States

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The GuardianThe Guardian

Risk of catastrophic megafloods has doubled in California, study finds

Scientists concluded that a series of storms could dump enough rainfall to displace millions, causing over $1tn in losses

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA TodayUSA Today

Experts warn California of a disaster 'larger than any in world history.' It's not an earthquake.

A study says that as the Earth warms, a California flood that would swamp Los Angeles, displace millions and cause historic damage gets more likely.

1 month ago·United States
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CNNCNN

A disastrous megaflood is coming to California, experts say, and it could be the most expensive natural disaster in history

A new study by the journal Science shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades. And experts say it would be unlike anything anyone, alive today, has ever experienced.

1 month ago·Atlanta, United States
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The Washington PostThe Washington Post

A ‘megaflood’ in California could drop 100 inches of rain, scientists warn

It hasn't happened since 1862, but California is due for another one.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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CBS NewsCBS News

New study shows California overdue for devastating 'megaflood'

A new study shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades beyond what anyone now alive has experienced.

1 month ago·New York, United States
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The HillThe Hill

Climate change doubles likelihood of ‘megastorms,’ extreme flooding in California: study

With every degree that the Earth gets warmer, the likelihood for a “megastorm” increases, too, the study found.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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