NOAA: Global warming increased odds for Louisiana downpour

Man-made climate change about doubled the chances for the type of heavy downpours that caused devastating Louisiana floods last month, a new federal study finds

Sept. 7, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

US News and World Report

"Most outside experts — including six who contributed to the National Academies of Science report that looked at climate attribution studies — praised the science and results. The national academies panel chairman, retired Admiral David Titley, a Pennsylvania State University meteorology professor, said the Louisiana study followed the guidelines the academies set out and uses observations, models and physics to come to its conclusion."

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