What do we know about the relationship between climate change and Hurricane Harvey?

Hurricane Harvey has dumped more water on the United States than any other weather event in history, and its costs are expected to be huge. The unprecedented storm has inevitably posed the question: What impact has climate change had on producing Hurricane Harvey? We took a look at what scientists had to say. Keep in mind: None of the experts we talked to said climate change caused Hurricane Harvey. Instead, some posited that climate change exacerbated the effects of the storm. The degrees of exacerbation vary, though, sometimes significantly. A draft report on climate science conducted by 13 federal agencies … >>More
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