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Hurricane Katrina

How Hurricane Katrina Transformed Climate Research

The link between climate change and extreme weather is now widely accepted – but that wasn’t always the case. As this Climate Central article reports, climate scientists were only beginning to discover how warming seas seas create stronger hurricanes when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. That disaster brought their findings into the spotlight, causing major […]

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How the Climate Resilience Toolkit Helps Make Climate Information More Relevant

Last month I revisited New Orleans for the first time since Hurricane Katrina to participate in the American Public Health Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Close to 13,000 health professionals gathered in the same convention center that in August of 2005 served as the only other major shelter for survivors aside from the Louisiana Superdome. Traveling […]

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