Hurricane Florence Expected to Drop 50 Percent More Rain Due to Climate Change

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Hurricane Florence measures 50 miles wider and will drop 50 percent more rainfall on the U.S. East Coast in the heaviest precipitating parts of the storm than it would have without global warming, according to a new attribution study by a team of U.S. scientists. The research is the first to examine climate change’s impact on extreme weather before a storm hits, rather than in the weeks following a disaster.

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