What climate science says about hurricanes

A man waves down a rescue crew.
A man waves down a rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas over the weekend. The death toll continues to rise and thousands have been displaced.

The hurricane and torrential downpour have destroyed Houston, America's fourth-largest city. Climate scientists are quick to caution that climate change does not cause hurricanes. However, does climate science tell us anything about the way a hurricane behaves in our warming world?

Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, joined the program to discuss how climate plays a hand in major climate events.

To hear the full discussion use the audio player above.

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