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How higher temps are making Florence worse

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Carolinas prepare as Florence approaches.
Water rolls up the beach near the Oceana Pier at high tide as the outer edges of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast Wednesday in Atlantic Beach.
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The climate story of the week is Hurricane Florence, which has started its destructive path on the coast of the Carolinas.

First, we hear from Michael Mann, the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. He says there are some ways to understand how climate change impacts storms like Florence, but it's complicated.

Then, Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, explains what rising seas and worsening storms are really costing hurricane-prone regions. 

The show ends with a Climate Voice.

Listen on the audio player above.