Ron Brownstein: ‘There’s No Doubt’ Climate Change Makes Storms Like Harvey ‘More Common’

‘Heavy rainfall in Texas events have become much more common there as well’


BROWNSTEIN: "And then one step beyond that, Allison, I think at some point there has to be a discussion of whether these sorts of events are becoming more common because of climate change. Scientists are reluctant to attribute any individual storm to a change in climate, but in my column today I quote the former head of NOAA saying this is a preview of the future. There is no doubt that climate change, particularly because of warming the ocean waters and the gulf waters, makes storms like this more common. Heavy rainfall in Texas events have become much more common there as well. That is a discussion for around the bend and I think questions for this president to address at some point, once the immediate danger has passed."

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