Climate Matters

Harvey Rainfall and Climate Change

The phenomenal rain from Hurricane Harvey, which totaled more than 51 inches in parts of southeastern Texas, was made 15 percent heavier and three times more likely because of climate change. This finding comes from Climate Central and the rest of the World Weather Attribution team, which used a combination of historical data and modeling analyses to study this extreme event.

 

These results are consistent with two new Harvey rainfall attribution studies from MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, indicating a detectable influence of climate change. See the full report and methodology here >>

 

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