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Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns
"Hurricane season is coming and federal forecasters are predicting that there will be between six and ten hurricanes in the Atlantic this year. That's above average Jerry. Bell is the lead Hurricane Forecaster at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The Twenty Twenty Atlantic. Hurricane season is expected to be busy one. Npr's Rebecca Hersher reports. If the forecast turns out to be correct. This will be the fifth year in a row with above average hurricane activity in the Atlantic. That's the most consecutive years ever recorded bell says we're expecting yet another above normal season and now is the time to make sure that you're getting prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking state and local governments to consider issuing evacuation orders earlier than they would have in the past in order to give people more time to safely leave their homes while maintaining as much social distance as possible. Carlos CASTILLO OF FEMA says Americans in hurricane prone areas should also pack different supplies than they would have be prepared to take cleaning items with you like so panna tiger disinfecting wipes or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces. You may touch regularly. Fema is also urging people to stay with family or friends or in hotels rather than in shelters if they can forecaster Jerry. Bell says the main reason for the large number of storms in the forecast is phenomenon called the Atlantic multi. Takeo Oscillation basically the wind temperatures in the Atlantic have been really good for making strong hurricanes since about nineteen ninety five that will probably change in the next few years as normal climate fluctuations happen that's separate from manmade climate change but climate change is making the storms that do form more damaging for one thing bell says sea levels are rising sea levels mean more storm on Dacian as a hurricanes approaching and warmer air and water mean that hurricanes are more likely to drop catastrophic amounts of rain. When they make landfall think hurricane harvey in two thousand Seventeen or Hurricane Florence in twenty eighteen and he says rain and storm surge affect more people than they used to our coastlines. Were built up tremendously over the last several decades so that there's potentially many more millions of people in harm's way every time a hurricane threat together normal climate variability plus the effects of human caused climate change plus the pandemic add up to a potentially deadly summer and fall hurricane season officially begins on June first and runs until November first Rebecca Hersher NPR needs.
Hurricanes and hazardous chemicals can be an explosive combination
"In twenty seventeen Hurricane Harvey soaked Houston with record-setting downpours. At the nearby Arkham Arkansas chemical plant flooding knocked out the power and disabled Refrigeration Systems. That were Cooling Hazardous Chemicals. The chemicals decomposed and combusted and the trailers where they were stored caught fire more than two hundred nearby residents were evacuated for an entire week. Susan Annenberg is with George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. She says climate change causes extreme weather to grow more common similar incidents. Become more likely. This is a really under studied problem that is growing and potentially disastrous and future in recent research Annenberg identified. Almost nine hundred highly hazardous chemical facilities within fifty miles of the Gulf Coast. A region likely to see more dangerous hurricanes. She found that more than four million people live close enough to one of those facilities to potentially need evacuation during a disaster. She says stronger. Regulations can help reduce the of dangerous incidents with proper planning and infrastructure and management. They are preventable.
Dallas - Wylie HS Principal Visits Every Graduating Senior
"Now educators across North Texas and the nation are going above and beyond these days trying to make things special for their students especially graduating seniors but in one or Texas school of principle is really going all out Miley high school principal Verity Montgomery joins us live now to talk about his visits to every single senior Verity thanks for joining us here on the Carol the news line how many seniors will that in total thank you thank you for having me on we had a six hundred and twelve seniors what that is incredible what made you decide to do this mmhm principal this is something you talk about going above and beyond well the the it was just one of those things that happened here was a we're a very traditional aid school and and we get to the point you know you when I first went to court Jane it was bad as it was the one that we didn't get to go with seven days to go back may may the fourth and we were gonna do this may the fourth be with you saying address Star Wars and do all this stuff but then it did happen and we got to look at it made all the things there are senior traditionally get the very latest we're gonna get to do any of the senior walk in with the way our huge thing with our senior walking capping downs and visiting elementary schools and here's one thing after another and it just manages hit me like a load of bricks these kids of seeing others senior classes go before them and not get to do this I said we we were doing some things form scoreboard bad joke Danvers and yard signs in their yard things like they're just trying to make is good form as it could but couldn't think of anything we even have a featured laid out that was really cool we thought it was a class of twenty twenties school division but we didn't see this coming and and values are what else can I do in there and I thought the thing across the man was was I want to call a senior meeting and you know talk to but you can't do that when you're in court things are so inexpensive things go to them so that's what we said we do we just my wife and I just got the car but my secretary mapped out the route for me as best she could seventeen pages worth of a well defined and we we figure out you know and I love that you have such a great sense of humor you you just mentioned that twenty twenty vision you know the upon with the may for the fourth be with you I love it and you are a guy who appreciates a good pun so what was it that you did when you actually visited the students well I have this lame joke that I was going to do it you know you have to have some uses the cell walk up to the door your argument already wearing a pirate masking and I knock on the door and I tell him that does business everything is really not happy while in high school now because you all are there and it's really unhappy but one of these days we're gonna snicker about it and I'll give my one of those little snickers candy bar for the day at the lame joke but I delivered at six hundred times the she missed my family heart yes seriously so when you're knocking at the door and they see the principal is out the door where the kids saying are we going are we in trouble right well I have a pretty unique relationship with them anyway I dress up a lot and things like that so they would expect but I didn't it wasn't a surprise that I made your body knew it I would post what streets I was going to be on that day and then and that alone was motivation to get me doing it for for thirty forty three so there for the day you know you had to finish it so users get after it so I knew I was going but this but some of you know they they look on their face was priceless and and this is very very rewarding for me and I told him it was more for me than them because I I thought I needed to do something for them and I I couldn't think of anything is that you can do FOR six hundred people you know we are so blessed to have principles just you know teachers administrators that care for our students and our communities like you do what a special opportunity to take it upon yourself and your wife what did she think about all this because you kind of tag along to tagalongs she was like the nuts and bolts of this thing when I first told we're going to do it she just did what he normally does that have an idea as you roll their eyes at me and just after thank you yeah I was gonna do it by myself but she would have nothing with it so she navigated she drove and she was always grandmother with a GPS from the from the quickest route and let it gets got yeah it's a lot harder than it looks you drive by you see a street is that well that's all well and good but then it will be a few minutes later you're right back here at this end right where you were just a minute ago you know so that's awesome I'm covering I remember I remember when you went down to help out the other pirates that we're dealing with a hurricane Harvey in this once again just shows what you guys do there thank you so much for your time our our pleasure I thank you for having me on thank you bye bye that's very Montgomery from Wylie high school
Former Shell chief Marvin Odum to lead Houston's recovery
"Like you did in the wake of hurricane Harvey former shell oil president Marvin Odum will will leave leave the the city city of of Houston's Houston's recovery recovery effort effort amid amid the the covert covert nineteen nineteen pandemic pandemic he he warned warned it it would would not not be be all all at at once once adding adding to to the the corona corona virus virus will will dictate dictate how how the the economy economy recovery recovery will go higher speed will ultimately depend on a number of factors like testing and contact tracing to confirm a return is meeting our criteria of keeping people safe modem says Houston's recovery hinges on collaboration between the public and private sector from large corporations to small mom and pop
Earth Day with Bill McKibben
"Hey this is bill mckibben. I've spent thirty years working hard for climate justice. Sorry not sorry I wanNA start with trying to get a clear eyed look at where we really stand with climate change today and also what's happening in the US versus what's happening around the world. Most of the news about climate change is pretty bad. Wrote the first book about this thirty years ago. Nineteen eighty nine. A book called the end of Nature. At that time we were offering warning about what was going to happen if we didn't do anything. We didn't do anything so now. Now those things are happening. We've raised the temperature of the earth about one degree Celsius so far and that's been enough to melt about half the Shiites in the Summer Arctic. The oceans are about thirty percent more acidic than they were forty years ago sea levels begun to rise we see huge disruptions to the planet hydrological system the way the water moves around the earth. That's because Warm Air holds more water vapor than coal. She get more. Evaporation and arid areas and with that. Evaporation in that drought comes horrific fires of the kind. We've seen in California or most recently in Australia where we think a couple of billion animals died of course those seven or eight weeks of blazes. Once that waters evaporated up into the air. It comes down again and increasingly. It comes down and kind of gully washing storms. We've just come through. The what is twelve months on record in American history. We've seen the biggest storms and our country's history including the champion of all time Hurricane Harvey which trump something like fifty inches of rain. You can vision that on parts of Houston so this is the new normal now. That's a one degree increase Celsius and global temperature. The problem is working on a path to increase the temperature about three degrees Celsius. A little more right now even if we kept the promises that we made in Paris which of course our country is keeping and that won't be three times as bad as one degree. It'll be many times worse than that. The damage we're doing now is exponential not linear because we're going pass tipping points so that's the really tough news if there's good news and there is it's that the engineers have done their job as well as the scientists. The politicians have done. There's badly you know In the last ten years they've dropped the price. Solar Panel Wind Turbine something like ninety percent. And that means that the cheapest way to generate power around the planets now usually the cleanest way and that gives us way out if we chose take it if we mobilized like we did at World War Two or something then we could make enormous progress very quickly. We're not doing that. That's why we're building movements to try and force that kind of action and we're seeing now you know we're seeing the effects right. We're seeing these fires. We're seeing weather unlike anything we've seen in the past and it still seems like there's people that just don't see this as a critical issue. What do you think could change their minds? How do we get people understand the magnitude of this problem? The first thing to say is one needs to have swallow amount of sympathy for people because for the last thirty years when now no the oil industry has waged an all out incredibly expensive. Incredibly effective dish information's paying to get people to disbelieve climate science. You know they went and hired the same people who used to work for the tobacco industry and they spun the same set of livestock. Science was clear that we didn't know for sure on when as great investigative reporting over the last five years now makes clear the oil companies knew everything there was to know back in the nineteen eighties. You know they understood what was happening. Exxon had great scientists. The product was Qurban. Of course they were going to study it and when scientists told them with great accuracy. How much and how fast it was going to warm. They were believed. Exxon started building. All its drilling rigs to compensate for the rise and she level they knew was coming. They didn't tell the rest of US instead. They embarked on this very expensive and very powerful campaign of lying so I have some sympathy for people who were taken in by that. Why the good news is their number. So fallen dramatically with about seventy percent of Americans. Now who understand that? There's a problem the polling in the Democratic primary shoes. It's either the number one or number two issue back and forth with climate change voters minds and that's true for all voters Republican Democrat Independent. When you ask them below the age of thirty young people really get in our leading on this issue so I think the problem at this point is less trying to persuade the remaining thirty percent who are ideologues and unlikely to get persuaded. I mean if you spent the last couple of decades marinating and rush limbaugh. You'd be resistant to clear thinking to the challenge. Instead is to get some part of that. Seventy percent really engaged in the fight. We don't need all of them. We can get five. Six seven percent of Americans really engaged in this battle. What I think we can win it and change the political and economic ground rules. But it's GonNa take that kind of hype.
U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit
"A private survey shows job losses in March before the corona virus hit payroll processor ADP says twenty seven thousand jobs were lost last month but that mostly reflected the economy at the time leading up to the full impact of the corona virus pandemic a condom is forecast much larger job losses probably in the millions in the coming months most of the job losses in March were in small businesses medium and large sized companies we're still adding workers just one month ago eighty P. reported one hundred seventy nine thousand jobs were added this is the first monthly job loss since hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the southeast in twenty seventeen at Donahue Washington
Unemployment claims surge to highest level since 2017
"Ago there were two hundred eighty one thousand people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time last week up seventy thousand from the week before the number reflects layoffs because of the corona virus it's the highest level for unemployment claims since September of two thousand seventeen following hurricane Harvey there were more new claims than expected well the number may be even larger than reported because some people have problems
Burst water main leaves drivers stranded in Houston
"The Houston highway was quickly submerged when a massive pipe burst on today triggering triggering dramatic water rescues and prompting some faucets to run dry the city officials insist that the water supply is safe but they recommend boiling tap water a massive water main break left parts of Houston looking like it did in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey the flooding closing a major freeway that circles the city cars and trucks suddenly submerge drivers climbing atop their vehicles waiting for rescue the pipe that broke apart while undergoing
Houston: Judge delays Arkema trial because prosecutors withheld evidence from defense
"The trip trial against three Arkema officials over the chemical leak during hurricane Harvey has been delayed because the judge says says attorneys attorneys for for the the state state failed failed to to disclose disclose evidence evidence to to the the defense defense high high profile profile attorney attorney rusty rusty Hardin Hardin is is representing representing argument argument in in the the case case it it was was a a great great day day for for the the defense defense we're we're delighted delighted it was a very bad and embarrassing day for the state particularly by people to never ever prosecuted from location our life and is showing Markham is accused of not informing first responders and the public about toxins released during a meltdown from Harvey's floodwaters opening statements are now set for
EPA Watchdog: Health Monitoring After Harvey Was Lacking
"A federal watchdog says Texas officials wouldn't cooperate with the report the cast down on public health assurances made during hurricane Harvey pollution data gathering in the days and weeks after Harvey made landfall in Texas two years ago was inadequate for Texas officials to make assurances to residents that were that there were no public health risk that's according to the environmental protection agency's office of inspector general federal officials also said officials on the Texas commission on environmental quality which is the state environmental regulators declined repeated requests to discuss their decision making during Harvey or share data I'm
Does climate change make predicting the weather more difficult?
"This week's climate cast taking on just a bit of a different format because all a week we're answering your questions about climate change and who better to answer some of them then climate cast host and chief meteorologist. Paul Hunter Hi Paul Hi Tom we just heard from Maryvale Bennell of cottage grove so you study climate change regularly predict the weather as a meteorologist. what do you know what do you need to tell us that climate change in forecasting while Mary that's a great question and there is evidence that climate change is affecting jetstream patterns Jennifer Francis us at Rutgers University one of the premier authors of theory called Arctic amplification and here's how it works basically the polls we know are warming more rapidly even the equator and it's that difference in temperature that drives jetstream so that mix a slower more erratic jetstream loopier jetstream it can mean slower wetter storms and quicker more intense droughts and that can be more difficult for meteorologists to forecast it also produces changing precipitation in Patterns More Water Vapor in the atmosphere can mean heavier rain and snow events so sometimes we have to goose our predictions and take that into account a little bit an atmosphere. That's one degree. Fahrenheit warmer holds about four to five percent more water vapor and that can pool and produce twenty to thirty percent more rainfall in storms. That's something they discovered with a study of Hurricane Harvey a couple of years ago. What about when it comes to winter whether it's cold or snow forecasting which is always the tricky business anyway yeah. It's hard enough to start one of the highest degree of difficulty forecast. There is here's the thing about Minnesota and climate change. We know that winters are warming warming faster than any other season in Minnesota. It's warmed about five degrees in Minnesota since one thousand nine hundred seventy in the winter but it still plenty cold enough for snow and winter impacts include more moisture that works into winter systems to and that gives us the potential for heavier snowfall you use models allot in in forecasting is climate change affecting the way you use those or what they tell you well. It's something we have to adapt to because forecast models developed under a different set of atmospheric assumptions and so a numerical model orders have to play catch up to a new set of climate and atmospheric assumptions Tom now let's let's talk about the bigger picture here what's going on at the UN in New York all week this happens but what is different about the topics wchs and the discussion this year as you see it at the climate summit yeah many of these previous meetings have been about science about the state of the atmosphere right this this one is the UN climate action summit so it's not just a science and predictions but it also goes to how does the world actually get to the twenty thirty and twenty fifty carbon goals that these IPC reports have dictated need to happen so some of these notes are from the UN climate action summit page and areas. They're going to be focusing on this week finance. How do you mobilize public and private sources of finance to decarbonised is our economy energy and industry transitions and how do we accelerate the shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy and nature based solutions. How do you reduce emissions by changing the way we use is our forests and agricultural systems and also cities and local action advancing mitigation and resilience at the urban and local levels Tom so all all of these things are basically come to all right. We know the atmosphere needs us to reduce carbon and reduce it quickly. How do we actually make that happen and sustain a thriving economy and a sustainable planet
Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda
"We're going to southeast Texas now where flood waters caused by tropical depression Imelda are slowly beginning to recede in Houston and surrounding areas the storm dropped massive amounts of rain drawing comparisons to the devastation wrecked in the same area by hurricane Harvey two years ago the National Weather Service has some parts of southeast Texas so as much as forty three inches of rain Mike Morse is a city hall reporter for the Houston Chronicle he's been covering the recent storm and also how the city has struggled to implement some of the lessons learned in the wake of hurricane Harvey in two thousand seventeen my course thanks so much for joining us thank you so first of all how's the city doing today I mean are there still rescues how to things work I don't know that there are a lot of rescues right now but things are still
Deadly Floods in Texas Revive Memories of Hurricane Harvey
"Going to go to Houston now one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U. S. history is caused intense flooding in and around the city tropical storm Imelda's left at least four people dead and hundreds displaced from their homes some areas of flooding compares with the aftermath of hurricane Harvey just two years ago for clues to the Houston Chronicle joins us thanks very much for being with us miss Lewis. for having me what do you seen in Houston right now. so in Houston it's definitely calm down over the last few days but we definitely experience some really heavy rainfall in the actual city of Houston we were a lot less harder hit than some of the other surrounding counties so we just kind of walked out on this one but we still experience a lot of rain in Houston more than I think a lot of us were
Imelda swamps parts of Texas
"Folks in southeast Texas are trying to clean up after massive deadly flooding their calls by the remnants of tropical storm Imelda long time residents of southeast Texas are devastated by war Imelda brought the fact that there's cars stranded and keep forgetting high water rescue that's never happened in our time. from Houston double minded people say the flooding is worse than when hurricane Harvey hit two years ago we never flooded before and and we had a lot more strain and as an incentive in this bad. more than forty inches of rain fell in seventy two hours and drivers were forced to abandon their cars to get the things that were important to remember back and just walked out of the the water was about knee high even this eighteen Wheeler can handle the day's news the driver was pulled up onto was struck by a man passing by sold in trouble one man died when he drove his van into eight feet of flood water it was a good twenty minutes before they got him out and it was. Leon he was on the water to wrong officials in Harris County say there've been more than seventeen hundred high water
Damage from Imelda emerges
"A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after flood waters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of tropical storm Imelda the flood waters are finally receding and people are busy cleaning up in BC five Scott Gordon is in Houston with more people are cleaning up after the homes flooded carpet furniture and a little of everything destroyed ironically this neighborhood was spared by hurricane Harvey but it did flood during some heavy rains in may many homeowners were just recovering from that now
Crews assess Houston-area damage after Imelda leaves 4 dead
"It finally stopped raining around Houston overnight widespread flooding remain today remnants of tropical storm Imelda don't more than forty inches of rain over three days and claimed four lives is a dejar de has our report in parts of southeastern Texas only the roofs of buildings and cars are above water roads have become rivers with drivers leaving wide wakes as they brave the deaths rescue crews worked overnight through heavy rain to save people and stranded vehicles. all of this just two years since hurricane Harvey inundated the region with fifty inches of rain Harris County sheriff a Gonzalez said last night the Houston region was better
Climate Strike protests hit cities across the world.
"Coming up on the news a millions take to the streets is climate strike protests hit cities across the world. US Administration blocks urgent whistle. Oh blow disclosure and Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition. It's Friday September twenty. I'm Anthony Davis millions of people people are demonstrating to demand action on climate change in scores of cities around the world including hotbeds of the environmental movement such as London in New York San Francisco and Seattle many groups are involved in organizing the strikes including schoolchildren trade unions environmental groups and employees at large tech companies such as Amazon and Google and that demands are all similar reducing the use of fossil fuels to try to halt also climate change Australia saw some of the first protests kickoff this morning with organizers estimating that upwards of three hundred thousand students and workers carr's filled the streets of Melbourne Sydney and other cities in the biggest protests. The country has seen in years. New Delhi India one of the world's most polluted titties so dozens of students environmental activists chant we want climate action while hundreds marched in Thailand's capital Bangkok before staging a die in outside the Ministry of Natural Resources in London thousands of people from infants to grandparent's blocked traffic outside outside the houses of parliament chanting save our planet crowds had gathered in European capitals including Berlin and Warsaw African capitals pedals such as Nairobi Kenya while organizers say there are some eight hundred events planned to take place in the US later New York City's one point one million in public school students were told they were allowed to skip class to attend protests a coalition of environmental groups youth organisations unions is an otherwise using the Hashtag strike with us have demanded passage of a green new deal demonstrations at times to nearly coincided with Monday's Sundays. UN Climate Summit in New York where United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez has said he wants to see governments and business pledged to abandon fossil fossil fuels. We are losing the fight against climate change. He said at a news conference on Wednesday Fridays for future began as a weekly demonstration in by Swedish teenager Greta Tune Berg in August last year but has since spread to more than one hundred and fifty countries miss tune. Berg leads the charge and we'll speak the south to noon at the strike in New York. The action comes at a time when scientists discovered North America has lost twenty nine percent of its birds since since one thousand nine hundred seventy commuter is still reeling from Hurricane Humbert. Oh and the city of Houston is recovering from tropical depression. Imelda severe rains and flash flooding only two years after Hurricane Harvey for thousands of student protesters around the world. The fate of the planet is a serious business. The trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress of access to a whistle blowers complaints about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader the blocked complaint a serious and urgent the government's intelligence watchdog said the inspector general appeared before the House intelligence committee behind closed doors yesterday but declined under administration orders to reveal to members the substance of the complaint the standoff raises fresh questions about the extent to which trump's allies are protecting the Republican president from oversight and specifically if he's acting director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is working with the Justice Justice Department to shield the president from the reach of Congress trump though giving no details about any incident denied that he would ever say something inappropriate appropriate on such a phone call representative Adam Schiff the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he was prepared to go to court to try to force the trump administration and to open up about the complaint. The inspector general has said this cannot wait said Schiff describing the administration's blockade as an unprecedented departure gotcha from law. There's an urgency here that I think the courts will recognize. He said because the administration is claiming. The information is privileged shifts said he he believes the whistle. Blowers complaint likely involves the president or people around him. Donald Trump in a series of tweets has denied everything. Israel's Arab parties set to be the largest non ruling blocking parliament and and could even lead the opposition. If a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election a surge in turn out gave the arab-dominated joint list thirteen of the Knesset's one hundred twenty seats making it the third largest grouping behind Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party with thirty one seats and Benny Ganz is centrist blue and whites with thirty three that would make the joint list the largest opposition grouping in parliament. If a unity government government take shape a realistic possibility even though Ganz rebuffed Netanyahu's initial invitation no party drawn from the twenty one percent Arab Arab minority has ever been part of an Israeli government this would provide a platform to voice Arab complaints of discrimination against them and give a big platform formed Arab parties that differ with parties drawn from the country's Jewish majority. You can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast APP or enable the news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow US on twitter. Ask The news underscore podcast. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.
Deadly Floods in Texas Revive Memories of Hurricane Harvey
"People living in north Houston a waist deep in heavy rainfall and flash floods from tropical depression Imelda the Houston Chronicle says city services to the airports in hospitals have been impacted Houston mayor service to try to see if they did not expect this much right. we got a lot of water coming in a short period of time five to six inches of rain in like an hour or so what we anticipating that would lease based on what we were told we could be looking at you know four to five inches over two to three hours several children and employees were rescued from a daycare center that have taken on water and disaster declarations have been issued for several counties in
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on 1A
"We rely on government to do the things we cannot do for ourselves, especially when disaster strikes. A monster named Harvey is creeping up on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category. Four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. Houston is a city in crisis. Millions waking up to a scene of epic flooding people trapped in their flooded out homes. They are fleeing to their addicts taking social media begging for a rescue wars, Ohio boat. You're going on top of cars shelters or overflowing with vacuoles. This storm in Houston has produced the single largest rainfall amount from a single storm that has ever been recorded in the continental United States in August, twenty seventeen hurricane Harvey devastated. This region and killed sixty eight people adjusted for inflation. It is the second costliest hurricane on record just behind hurricane. Katrina, no wonder so much money was set aside for recovery. But a recent report from the government accountability office. That's the investigative arm of congress shows that billions of dollars for 2017 major hurricanes. Have barely been spent that includes money for hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, by the way, according to the GAO the federal government set aside five billion dollars for Texas in two thousand seventeen but this state has only used about eighteen million of that mostly due to bureaucratic red tape disaster aid has the potential to affect every American including those in the mid west now recovering from historic flooding. How well is government working for us? What's gone, right and wrong in Houston? And how does that change the politics of people in the disastrous own joining us here at Houston public media is it's politics and government reporter, Andrew Schneider. Andrew welcome to one A. Thanks for having me. Andrew Schneider house Houston doing right now in terms of recovering leave fly. Into the city or you take time take time to go through downtown. And you would think that nothing serious it happened here. But then.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KSRO
"Like we saw with hurricane Harvey that parked itself over Houston last year and just sat there and kept dumping rain and more rain and more and more and more rain to where Houston was one big flood. They're talking about the fact that this has that same potential to hit the the the coastline and just park over North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. So yesterday, we got a call from our friend Ray. Where's he he's in southern Virginia? Yeah. And so I was watching the Washington Post today said what will hurricane Florence mean for Washington DC, and what they're talking about is. Yeah, we've had a lot of heat this summer, but we've also had for the east coast, the Atlantic seaboard in the northeast we've had a lot of rain this year, very rainy summer lottery rain, and a lot of heat what they're pointing out is that the city of Washington DC and the surrounding in Virginia and Maryland that it's waterlogged in the last thing, they need is more water, and that because of all the water that they've already got the flooding rains and the winds will be strong enough to bring down trees. Because of the fact their roots are in soggy land. So I'm this is talking about Washington DC. So I don't know where you're going to go. But. The soils are saturated the rivers are high. The streams are full if not overflowing. And they're expecting massive amounts of rain. On top of the wet ground at the already have. So. This is going to get back into the hoarding, but I just said right now. Are you getting prepared? What do you do? And then I've got the shocking story about how hurricane Florence is threatening thanksgiving turkeys. I mean, I'm serious. Short break. We'll be right back. Don't.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Your podcasts. This is on point. I'm magnetic Roberti. We are talking about Houston year after hurricane Harvey and lessons that this major American city has for the rest of us for the rest of the country about what is really going to take to be climate resilient. We're joined today by Jim Blackburn. He is a professor of environmental law in civil and environmental engineering racing versity. He's also director of the severe storm prevention, education and evacuation from disaster center a little earlier in the show. We were talking about a recent two and a half billion dollar bond that voters in Harris County passed. Overwhelmingly on Saturday, it may be a tenth of what Houston really needs to be climate resilient. But here's Harris County. Judge Ed, Emmett, speak. Into a crowd on the day of the special election. He's a Republican again, heads, Harris County government. He campaigned with democratic Houston, mayor, silver, Sylvester Turner in favor of the bond. After all those days of rain. I think everybody in this room and everybody throughout the county except for maybe a couple of karma Jains that are out there. All said, we can't let this happen again. We've got to do something and we've got to change the bond did pass overwhelmingly. But as we said, it might be a tenth of what Houston really needs now NPR reported today about how many of the hazardous waste sites that flooded during Harvey are still there and still an issue. So this really speaks to the myriad types of concerns that he Stony and still face a year after Harvey. So people can't fish where they used to, and water pollution could be still contaminating parts of Houston. Here's Scott Jones with the Galveston bay foundation. We're still looking at the very least at three and a half years before this waste remove best case scenario. And I worry every summer because if we get a hurricane with really high wind speeds, you can basically think of that as being continental washing machine agitator. We've got to get the stuff out, gotta get that stuff out, but whether or not they can and how it will be done is still an outstanding question. Jim Blackburn, I want to ask. If you briefly about sort of other plans at Houston or advocates in and around Houston are thinking of, we talked about the bond Bill which is going to hopefully do things like a widening by us and channels excavating storm water detention basins buying back a homes in flood prone areas. Again, that's two and a half billion dollars, but I'm also seeing here that there's a group called Houston stronger or a plan called Houston, stronger, eight, Houston area, counties that want to build two new reservoirs entirely and fund.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"With you know I. Think about, the hurricane hurricane Harvey I, mean those images of the, people the flooding houses, just disaster and, then you know, obviously the, animals the dogs cats you know there was, pigs that were rescued a really really, difficult time for, so many people and you know just getting out alive and safe with your family and then your pets and. They are, part of the family it's it's it's something it's unimaginable, I don't know how the strength but the, people that helped and came out you. Saw the best. In humanity really you really did and of course you don't want to see these pictures. Of people in boats and everything but what if there's, anything that comes out of this it's a the most incredible. People. That, went out. And helped yes And also it's the pictures of people getting, rescued and then carrying their animals carrying their animals and rescuing their animals and the humane society, of the, United States along with very with many. Different organizations, were at hurricane Harvey and, helping out and they got, me thinking about disaster, preparedness and I, think one of, the things, is I work with some of the guys, that one of the things that they, say is no, matter what the specifics of your plan are your disaster preparedness plan if you're told to evacuate do so immediately. And take, your animals because if it's not safe for you it's, not safe for them take your animals so, the people who had to evacuate he. Did take their. Animals it was good to see that you know those important family members unfortunately I know. That there were some animals that were tied out and, chained up there they're not gonna make they didn't make it. So In have a plan. You might think it never would happen to. You But things can change very quickly So have a plan in place not, just for yourself and your. Kids but, also for your pets you, know in, a lot of places you know they set up shelters and some, of them are just for people which for safety and for many, reasons we're set up like that but there's also places that will accept animals or they have shelters that. Say will be open to, operate animal, off, here, go gets you know go. Go take your family to safety we'll take care of your animal will reunite you afterwards and part of the. Preparedness when, it comes, to, pets I mean we know hey let's, find an evacuation route for us Let's take our valuables let's make a plan we would? Where would we drive to where? We'll, be kind of like, when you, were younger and they fire. In the house what do you do you. Train kids what do you. Do when there's a fire you, stop you get to, the bottom you get, downstairs, you, get low, you take a wet towel you need to. Have a plan for the animal? To if you have an? Animal that's part of responsibility you would, plan to keep your child safe hopefully would plan to keep your animals saves so maybe what, you do is call around and say hey if there's a disaster, your shelter would you find a shelter out of town or rescue could, we bring them to you. Fortunately for, hurricanes are unfortunately you know, you do, get prep time it's not like a house fire or something that's, an immediate disaster earthquake you have no preparation time for but something, like this maybe if you know okay look we see we see a hurricane could becoming this way where. Do we take our animals, do we, get, out, now do we find a. Shelter and say can you please keep them or put them in a place pay for boarding if you can. You know, that's far, away, for a week or two in preparation For. This where you can know that they're safe yeah there's a whole thing list of things that you should. Prepare for and you should do in preparation. And some of these are considered packing the. Following so you have that sort of emergency.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"I genuinely and I mean this over Erica Jane, I would wanna be friends with our dissolve. Seemed fun as finance, hell, and you'd constantly. I gotta watch my back. Terrified, but then you'd be like, just Zell you did it again, everything she says makes me die. She so devious, but you cops to it. She's fun and gorgeous figures. No one actually drugs, her vegan, everybody's business because she knows some much about what other people's house ones are doing this. You know, her husband was like impregnating his congregation, but she has that fun hypocritical thing in a housewife. I mean, when she was she invited everyone over to hear her book. All she did was read the back cover, collect the description of chief one twelve pack of water. To the hurricane relies. I mentioning the hurricane Harvey charity and fighting like hurricane Harvey charity. You only brought this. Let's not bring hurricane Harvey victims back into this noise like remembered hurricane Harvey is though it's like a the founders by now charm now. Okay. At one point they said this nice woman's like giving them they are perfume. Yeah, giving them candles, and I feel like she was very generous air and then two of them in like smell one of the candles that's most like pussy. Like like that's French for pussy. It was like. I said, I have been drinking. So rude. And that was just like standing there guys. There is one house if I hate, which is Candice to hate candy kid be as her name. You'll see a n d. a. c. Kansas. I truly hate her. I hate both of those husband. Of course. I mean, I feel like Candice hates her husband to, although she goes, she calls him a rodent, oh, and then she says, look, it's just hardy notes. Hard to be here. We're just it's hard to be separated by a body of water. Potty of water from that piece of the worse? Yes, it is hard to be separated as your husband is from his children..
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"Anyway down four that these guys four dudes in front of us but there are all around us they start the chant let's go astros let's go let's go astros go and it's i do what the fuck you deal with your up hit the cheer team on like that for up you know we're all fields shitty you know it what the fuck you rubber lynn for so janas he starts getting married new york comes out his new york comes out is it these fucking guys and make me angry let's go astros usko garnish look these mother fuck what the fuck let's go astros let's go what the fuck as they do in bed here we go astros here we go janos fuck and hurricane harvey hurricane hurricane harvey hurricane now that was the right chant actually there was let's go astros that's it that's the one let's go astros that's go astros that's at hurricane harvey it's better route bilic jesus christ threat started up hurricane are they hurricane harvey do we still fucking book getting our house out i lost everything but friends those too everything yeah well guess what there are about to lose momentum because they're judges up and he lied to offer the fuck it home run to break his focus schneide he set the record for most strikeouts are fucking postseason yankee history and he just let off with a whole run down four one one of the farmers it was up next didi korea's triple oh falk it's on and that place was goal in a shit it's own we can achievements we can achieve this now.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WTMA
"Final quarterly revision andy the estimate is three point one the prior number the current number three point though the estimate three point one on the new figure will she how that turns out the rangers two point eight two three point two and the first quarter was one point two so where we stand right now is an average annual growth rate in real gdp of two point one percent and if that sounds familiar it's because that's also the average annual real gdp growth rate since calendar year two thousand ten believe it or not been there done that still there so we'll see how that plays out we'll get a jobless claims update thursday morning jobless claims are all over the place right now they're doing the tip she's doodle because of the hurricane impact we've had a big rise in claims in texas in to be ginning following hurricane harvey but since been easing there and now we've had a big rise in florida based on hurricane erma so we're going to have to have these numbers settle down before we're going to be able to make much sense out on them they're kind if distorted now to put it mildly because of the storm impact on jobs which is quite obvious when you look at the damage in these areas now hurricane maria has not yet had any material impact in the continental united states but it certainly had impact in not only in puerto rico where american citizens and puerto rico have been really really through a rough time and they're still in a rough period they don't even of power on most of puerto rico and also the the two hurricane combined hurricane harvey hurricane erma no not hurricane harvey hurricane erma it's hard to keep track when.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KKAT
"It's america's money program this is month thank you for joining us bob bring her along with you when we have our guest segment came coming up it's going to be the needing guess c'mon a lot about the future we'll talk about that very shortly let's take a look at the weekend ahead the data will be analysed in the kenyans of wall street this week there should be alone data i'll tell you starting on monday will get the housing market index housing market index has been telling a positive story about the housing market and we've seen at unfold in recent years obviously lee we have the august i should say the september the temporary housing morgan and eggs coming out and we are going to be seeing the potential here for some impact from the weather hurricane harvey could have an impact hurricane erma could even have an impact so she workplace out but i think we may see some impact on the housing market index roma stormy weather tuesday we'll get to housing starts figure at once again could be the same thing all over again this will be for the month of august though and uh we are seeing some slow often is in housing starts and permanence over the last few reports so that another factor but we did have hurricane harvey in the month of august major impact especially in greater houston texas area and uh while germany could have an impact on housing starts figure because if you have an impact like that in a place like houston it could be felt keep in mind though future housing start activity is likely to benefit from the destruction of housing that has occurred in both hurricanes harvey and armagh wednesday will get the existing home sales data for august and obviously that could have an impact also especially hurricane harvey and its impact than a greater houston area in particular so we'll be looking for all of these figures housing market index existing home sales as you start and permits all of these figures are subject to some impact from uh either harking harvey in august or both hurricanes if you're talking about the housing market index which covers of month thursday walls are getting the leading economic indicator index coming out leading economic index and obviously the.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"It's america's movie program this month thank you for joining us bob rinker along with you when we have our guest segment came coming up it's going to be a fascinating guess c'mon a lot about the future we'll talk about that very shortly let's take a look at the weekend ahead that that will be analysed in the kenyans of wall street this week there should be alone data i'll tell you starting on monday will get the housing market index housing market index has been telling a positive story about the housing market and we've seen at unfold in recent years obviously we have the august i should say the september the temporary housing market and edged coming up and we are going to be seeing the potential here for some impact from the weather hurricane harvey could have an impact hurricane erma could even have an impact so um she replaces out but i think we may see some impact on the housing market index from stormy weather tuesday will get the housing starts figure once again could be the same thing all over again this will be for the month of august though and uh we've seen some softener in housing starts and permanence over the last few reports so um that's another factor but we did our hurricane harvey in the month of august and a major impact especially in greater houston texas area and uh while german could have an impact on housing starts figure because if you have an impact like that in a place like houston it could be felt keep in mind though future housing start activity is likely to benefit from the destruction of housing that has occurred in both hurricanes harvey and armagh whence they will get the existing home sales data for august and uh obviously that could have an impact also especially hurricane harvey and its impact than agree to houston area in particular so we'll be looking for all of these figures housing market index existing home sales as he starts and permits all of these figures are subject to some impact from uh either hurricane harvey in august or both hurricanes if you're talking about the housing market index which covers both months thursday walls are getting the leading economic in decatur index coming out leading economic index and obviously you khanam he's been moving forward were looking for a low a low figure in this consensus is two tenths.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"That in a mother longest i'm like i might say that i think that you have to be open to the fact that in the case of august hurricane harvey could be said to have had some impact on those figures i think that's a reasonable assumption and i think it explains why we have seen the increase in the jobless claims figure that came out on thursday of this past week where the jobless claims figure jumped to two hundred ninety eight thousand now look how much above the fourweek moving average that is the fourweek moving average which is a very important figure is sitting in around two hundred fifty thousand thousand and yet the weekly number last week jumped to two hundred ninety eight thousand know why is that well that has to do with hurricane erma and its impact in florida because no question about it we had an increase in claims in the state of florida initial claims as result of hurricane hhirma and we had previously seen an increase coming in out of taxes as a result of hurricane harvey so these uh these storms when they're this powerful natal this type of an impact they certainly can also have an impact on the data that we are giving getting forward here on a specific month and in this case we have two months now that have been impacted by storms we have organised harvey and we have september erma and we have a lot of the data out of longest and it is weak and we're attributing some of that to harvey and we can certainly expect the possibility of seeing net temper and we would attribute that there are arm and frankly i think this is going to be a factor in the federal open market committee meeting this coming tuesday and wednesday in washington and i think this will be something that will be recognised whether it's wreck ignites than the statement remains to be seen national an important but i think it will be recognised by federal open market committee members of both the governor's and also the bank presidents that are on the committee this year in the rotation i think it will be seen as something that uh certainly could have a shortterm negative impact on con to me that would just be common sense now for those of you that would like to join us our toll free lined is one eight hundred nine three four twenty two twenty one.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"We are right now the beginning of september two thousand seventeen we have hurricane harvey we have hurricane erma coming where it's very clear congress which is back today they are going to not shut the government down it would beat his hester when there are so many people who are hurting from hurricane harvey in who knows what the results of hurricane earned marg wind today we also have the korean disaster where we have only one press and we have only one secretary of state we have only one un ambassador only one sectors hands and yes americans need to rally behind them this is an international crisis of the first magnitude and then number three we have this situation with dr that was announced today which really does as the trump administration indicated require that congress get its act together and star working and work together and maybe just maybe all these emergencies all at once can break up that stupid partisan logjam that is tied up our congress for years and years and get some things done for the people let's go to uh your calls to a gil in philadelphia gale here on the michael medved show hello mike all i thought it'd be far i'll say it again thank you for your reason you're one of many who make be proud it conservative well thank you however i have a little bit of a found with air concerning your res we don't in a reasonable oral and sometimes you know reasoning can be over apply it we were society in a world that has lost three wave going crazy so what do.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Aftermath of hurricane harvey and again the dollar lost it's going to be catastrophic should we should we simply say there are some coastal areas that have a great attract people want to live by the water you want to live by the beach all those type of things but these areas are so pro that the likelihood that there is going to be damage is great and at this point in time we're going to stop subsidising we taxpayers are going to stop subsidising you're risky decision if you decide you want to put up a quarter million dollar house by the beach fine but you you're going to be the ones going to have to be response four that or the other argument is that the governments simply say he look these areas of those areas around the coasts for example this is happening too much and we're just not going to allow build it in some of these areas because this flooding is going to happen i understand hurricane harv the was a once in a thousand year type of thing but flooding in these types of things happen in some areas on a regular basis more and more people are moving towards the coat through to the coast should the rest of us under right their decisions to live there when you know that some of these areas are very floodprone four one four seven nine nine one 620 that is the accunet mortgage talk and text line it this this might be harsh and that talking right now about how we handle people who have been victims of hurricane harvey but you're moving forward i guess i think the if you're going to make a decision to live in one of these flood plo prone areas you wanna live in an area where these storms roll through you want to live in an area where the house floods threetimes in ten years okay fine you will head do that they don't expect the rest of us to underwrite the repair clause for what i think is a risky decision for one four seven nine nine when 620 what do you think we discuss neck it's 1054 can he said jake lotta people who who lost their homes in hurricane harvey are going to be faced with decisions what are you to.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WTVN
"The effects of hurricane harvey all at the time a hurricane erma is moving off the african coast in the atlantic ocean headed this way still too so to tell how that's going to impact us if it's going to impact the united states or not but right now the forecasters in the national weather service says of an hour ago habit crossing the caribbean island's about mid week this week and then from there it depends on the currency on which way it goes you know what uh as hurricane harvey goes and as this pro as this story develops it's going to be interesting to see how the media portrays that the president of the united states is done with this real true first national disaster trump to me the president of the united states response needs to be quick and enforce in it has few member george bush took a long time to get down to katrina that was a knock on him donald trump got down to houston pretty quickly he was there again yesterday and he needs to have delivered the right to now at he with empathy he's got to deliver compassion he's got a show an understanding the pain the heartache that the people in the region are suffering him and this is a time that we as americans want to see the commander in compassionate chief we need to see commander in empathetic chief that's what we need we need an empathetic chief a compassionate president one of the things that president trump has in dealing with his natural disasters that he's operating under a trust deficit now you live talked about this many times before it's one of the things that we discussed how important it is for the present united states to have earned our trust so that during tough times like this be at military action or economic strife or in this case the national disaster like a hurricane hurricane harvey that the american people can trust and believe in the present united states the coming ten days after.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Science Friday
"You too thank you change signs an environment reporter at st louis public radio in st louis missouri we're going to take a break and when we come back a dr michael man's going to be joining us we're going to talk about to hurricane harvey what what does though this one what do we know what it what it would have we learned about this and future storms and the cities that may be unprepared for them will discuss all that stuff for the rest of the hour stay with us this is science friday i am i replayed o the devastation created by hurricane harvey in houston this week has left all of us with a lot to think about the destructive power of modern super storms the vulnerability of our coastal cities even on the other side of the planet the story is similar a month of intense rain has created the deadliest monsoon season in memory killing twenty the 1200 people 1200 people in south asia and while we often hear most about the winds of storms it turns out that are real focus should be on the water harvey's recordbreaking rainfall was perhaps the biggest surprise more than fifty inches in some parts of houston even the national weather service said it was beyond anything they've ever experienced the scale of harvey's destruction was certainly unanticipated but was the storm itself unexpected in the months leading up to harvey scientists were warning that because of rising sea temperatures houston was due for a severe hurricane engineers were warning that the city was unprepared for such an onslaught which they said was inevitable my next guest expose houston's vulnerabilities to 100 years storm in a series she coauthored with the kia collier for the texas tribune and propublica and this week she's been following the events unfolding on the ground in houston nece nina teacher is investigative journalist and radio producer for the texas tribune and reveal welcome to science friday.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"This week will cover the politics surrounding hurricane harvey in the utter devastation is brought to houston and the surrounding areas while also gemini optic surrounding president donald trump's response to the disaster and how past presidents have handled major disasters our first data point this week is 12 that's the number of years since a major category three or higher hurricane made landfall in the united states before harvey then we'll discuss what's on congress's fault todo list members will return from their august recess to a crowded agenda government funding deadline debtceiling fight tax reform hopes and the weakening passion for obamacare repeal our second data point this week is thirty there are thirty days between today in september 30th has deadline for passing a government funding bill if legislation is not passed the government will shut down on october first before we dive in a reminder rate review in subscribe to politicos nur cast on apple podcast or your favorite podcast platform and we'd love hearing from listeners sent an email at nerd cast at politico dot com okay let's get started scott land is out on paternity leave but this week we have fan favorite any karni in the studio today flowing any hush highly took a listener poll of that you should filling a gap plant in vain overwhelming majority wow i didn't know i had fan of any an la i'm asked a thousand vote eliana is also back eliana johnson from vacation welcome back high and we're also deeply honoured to have means favorite son burgess every year high everett area source for signature they will be on a hurricane harvey politics in as you know hurricane harvey landed in texas on friday august 25th and since then the state has been pounded by unrelenting winds and rain and our data point is that is 12 until harvey it had been twelve years since a major category three or higher hurricane made landfall the united states.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Yeah with with this and this is the the problem with the storm that were seen donna taxes story from heavy dot com y was in houston evacuated before hurricane harvey houston hurricane harvey houston hurricane harvey you ever see those tung twisters the broadcasters use to try to warm up houston hurricane harvey okay so i feel like if this were happening in this area we've seen flooding but nothing like this we haven't seen hurricane flooding recently so if it was me here in camel excellent i'm sure it would be all hands on deck everyone and everyone participating as exactly what i would be expected do you better believe though the week prior i would be sending my wiping kid to go visit the in once the time for them to go or even their parents you know it doesn't matter somewhere else other than here which would leave me the ability to do my thing and be able to help in report here came o x but for whatever reason there were conflicting reports of what people in houston should be doing in is now a difficult situation because the ones that even if they wanted to leave can't in once they have a boat they just can't and it's still even that's not too this not even not even possible i like that one at least little bit of bright side that we were able to see the texas man that was out there tram to houston wanting to help people jump in it health when you come home we're are going to do a blood drive safe what are we gonna try to do going to go try to save some lives so here's the question of was asking mom even abbey but other people are asking why hasn't houston evacuated why wasn't there are mandatory evacuation order while guess what the boy this is not good so here's what happened in let me trying to.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on PRI's The World
"The bloodless going to split the as you say you're mbna years if you talk to place emphasis on the street they get on well under saddam akhmed winning about go the navy in at a higher level deo onto the internet after another scare leave it out on a point sees a journalistic radio barcelona and specializes in policing and he will open at the national front at the operational level it's not working each side of from finds it difficult to get information from the lottery the laudable it is spirlea down to politics decapolis provide lament the because relations between politicians are poor and this filters down to the police and the mass howard hole in one month catalonia's autonomous government plans to hold what spain says is an illegal referendum on independence the political climate will probably get worse the question is what will that mean for security and policing the bbc's tumbridge reporting from catalonia as we speak hurricane harvey is barreling toward the gulf coast and it could be a big one harvey has the potential to be the strongest storm to hit the us mainland in a dozen years we're talking wins well above one hundred miles an hour and more than thirty inches of rain over parts of texas before it's all over these days scientists have gotten pretty good at estimating the impact climate change has uncertain big weather events like heatwaves droughts and heavy rains but if you're wondering specifically if hurricane harvey is caused by climate change you may have to wait a while for an answer gabriel vecchi is a professor of geosciences at princeton university an expert in the emerging field of climate attribution gabriel how exactly this climate attribution work i mean how do you determine if a specific weather event is linked to climate change.