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Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Harvey?

Climate models can be used to analyze rainfall, heatwaves, and even coral bleaching events.

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To determine if climate change influences extreme weather, scientists use supercomputers to build virtual models of the planet to see how storms might differ as the world grows warmer. Final reports conclude that storms like Harvey are three times more likely due to climate change.

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