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Climate Change and the Terrible, No-Good Odds of Bad Weather
"ABOUT THREE WEEKS ago, a three-day storm came through southern Louisiana and flooded the state capitol. Baton Rouge itself had over 17 inches of rainfall in the 72-hour period. Some nearby parishes got more than two feet. The storm was historic, dumping three times as much rain as Hurricane Katrina. So, was it climate change? A new study from NOAA and the World Weather Attribution says yes, sorta. It’s complicated. Deep breath: With climate change, the odds of a storm withthis magnitude hitting this region during this time this year are one in 30. In an alternate world in which the Industrial Revolution had never happened, the odds would have been one in 50. An increase of 40 percent, all thanks to climate change. In terms of actual rainfall, the study says global warming added about 10 percent to what would have fallen anyway—a few inches. These results aren’t easy to explain. But these dense little statistics are important: Understanding them will help as engineers adapt infrastructure to the altered weather regimes civilization has baked into the atmosphere."
See more from WIRED.com HERE:
_______________________________________________________"Scientists Are Racing to Unravel an Ice Avalanche Mystery"
"In July, one of the largest ice avalanches ever recorded ripped through a remote area of Tibet. Scientists are now working in the region to understand what caused such a massive chunk of ice to break off a glacier and wreak havoc on the landscape and people living in the region. There are signs climate change could have played a role in weakening the glacier and could make others in the region and around the world more unstable with potentially deadly results for people living in their shadow. On July 17, a huge swath of ice tore across the landscape in Rutog county in the northwest corner of Tibet, rumbling for 3.7 miles before reaching the shores of Aru Co Lake. The ice slide killed nine herders in its path along with 350 sheep and 110 yak, according to news reports. Local authorities also evacuated other people living in the area after discovering cracks in surrounding glaciers."
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