Our hearts go out to the people suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Not to be overlooked is the role that climate change plays in making these storms even more devastating. The waters of the oceans are warming, which puts more moisture in the atmosphere, and this causes heavier rains.

How Hurricane Harvey Became So Destructive

Scientists say warm waters and stagnant winds in the upper atmosphere built a monster of a storm. Whether climate change is to blame is less clear.

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