Not just the UK

Flood frequency and devastation isn’t going up just in the UK.

Louisiana has been underwater this summer and although events might seem unconnected, they are all symptoms of the same disease: climate change.

Climate change is making 1000 year floods like Louisianas more and more common

This article explains concisely how unpredictable weather events are connected to climate change and how some of states are already home to the first climate refugees.

The floods in Louisiana follow other recent deadly floods in Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina, and West Virginia. In Louisiana, which is particularly vulnerable, it raises questions about how parts of the state can stay habitable—and how to build cities if historic storms start to become more normal.

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Aerial view from the 2016 Louisiana flood
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