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Climate change exacerbated hurricane Harvey's flood damage, hitting low-income and Latinx neighborhoods disproportionately harder

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New research shows that if it were not for the impact of climate change, up to 50 percent of residences in Houston's Harris County would likely not have been flooded by Hurricane Harvey five years ago. The study coincides with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas and Louisiana in 2017, causing massive flooding in Houston.
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Climate change exacerbated hurricane Harvey's flood damage, hitting low-income and Latinx neighborhoods disproportionately harder

New research shows that if it were not for the impact of climate change, up to 50 percent of residences in Houston's Harris County would likely not have been flooded by Hurricane Harvey five years ago. The study coincides with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas and Louisiana in 2017, causing massive flooding in Houston.

3 months ago·United States
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Climate change exacerbated hurricane Harvey's flood damage, hitting low-income neighborhoods disproportionately harder

New research published today shows that if it were not for the impact of climate change, up to 50 percent of residences in Houston's Harris County would not have been flooded by Hurricane Harvey five years ago. The study, published in Nature Communications, coincides with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas and Louisiana in 2017, causing massive flooding in Houston.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Climate Change Exacerbated Hurricane Harvey’s Flood Damage, Hitting Low-income and Latinx Neighborhoods Disproportionately Harder

New research shows climate change exacerbated extreme weather damages from Hurricane Harvey.

3 months ago
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