Climate change is making rainstorms on the Gulf Coast worse than ever. Since the 50’s, Houston has seen a 160% increase in the frequency of the most intense downpours.
Kevin Trenberth, a climate scientist, thinks that as much as 30 percent of the rainfall from Harvey is attributable to human-caused global warming.
In all of U.S. history, there’s never been a storm like Hurricane Harvey. Heavy rainstorms are increasing in frequency and intensity worldwide. One recent study showed that in 30 years, up to 450 million people worldwide will be exposed to a doubling of flood frequency. This isn’t just a Houston problem. This is happening all over.
The global warming, and a warmer atmosphere enhances evaporation rates and increases the carrying capacity of rainstorms.
However, the conservative provocateur, Ann Coulter managed to degrade gay people and deny climate change in fewer than 140 characters.
Ann Coulter wrote that “God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor” is a more “credible” explanation for the storm than climate change.
I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than “climate change.” https://t.co/K7d7mopY5Q
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 29, 2017