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Katrina. Sandy. Harvey. The debate over climate and hurricanes is getting louder and louder. - Washington Post

Almost exactly 12 years ago, when Hurricane Katrina put much of New Orleans under water, it touched off a massive dispute among scientists about the relationship between hurricanes and global warming. Now, it's happening again. Harvey, with its ...and more »

What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? - The Conversation US

Fifty inches of rain. Nine trillion gallons of water. The Gulf Coast of Texas, and especially the Houston metropolitan area, has been inundated by rain produced by Hurricane Harvey. And as of this writing, the rain continues along a broad swath of the ...and more »

There was no pretense about Melania Trump's heels. But sometimes, a little pretense helps. - Washington Post

Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort ...and more »

Historic Hurricane Harvey's Recap - The Weather Channel

Harvey was a catastrophic flood disaster in southeast Texas. Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane with winds of 130 mph near Rockport, Texas. Harvey meandered around southern Texas for days as a weakening hurricane and tropical storm.and more »

Texans face a 'triple threat' from insects, mold, and bacteria in Harvey's wake - Business Insider

David J. Phillip/AP Tropical Storm Harvey may be on the move — but its after-effects are just beginning to be realized. In under a week, the storm unleashed as much as 51 inches of water in some areas, causing catastrophic flooding that displaced 33 ...and more »

Don't blame climate change for the Hurricane Harvey disaster—blame society -

Weather and climate don't cause disasters – vulnerability does. Perhaps counter-intuitively, this means that the widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not becomes a dangerous distraction.and more »

In an era of dire climate records the US and South Asia floods won't be the last - The Guardian

From the US to India and China, human impact on the climate is likely to have made droughts and storms more severe – and the trend is only set to continue. Jonathan Watts. Thu 31 Aug 2017 04.47 EDT First published on Wed 30 Aug 2017 13.08 EDT.and more »

Trump offers assurances to storm-battered Texas as region girds for Round 2 - The Times of Israel

'What a crowd. What a turnout,' US president says in Corpus Christi, with Harvey expected to make landfall again, threatening New Orleans. By Agencies 29 August 2017, 11:07 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 2 shares. US President Donald ...and more »

Most of Houston Jewish community hard-hit by Harvey flooding - The Times of Israel

Over 70% of Jews live in area ravaged by storm, federation says, as institutions pitch in with relief efforts. By JTA 29 August 2017, 11:55 pm 2 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 1,404 shares. Volunteer rescuers evacuate people from a flooded ...and more »

Conservative groups shrug off link between tropical storm Harvey and climate change - The Guardian

Myron Ebell, who headed the EPA's transition team when Trump became president, said the last decade has been a period of 'low hurricane activity'. Tropical storm Harvey – live updates · Oliver Milman · @olliemilman. Wed 30 Aug 2017 03.00 EDT Last ...and more »