Thursday, August 25, 2016

Was The Historic Flooding In Louisiana Caused By Climate Change?

By WPR, Aug 23, 2016 

The unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flooding that took place earlier this month in Louisiana was the result of a significant amount of moisture in the air paired with a warm and already moist ground, said Andrew Revkin, an environmental reporter for The New York Times.

The epic storm left 13 people dead and tens of thousands of homes damaged. President Barack Obama toured the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday to review damage.

"Southern Louisiana is implicitly warm and moist. It’s a state that has a lot of low land and a lot of swamp," said Revkin who writes about the environment and climate change for the newspaper's Dot Earth blog.

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