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"Climate Change Fills Hurricanes With More Rain, Analysis Shows"

"When a tropical storm is approaching, its intensity or wind speed often gets the bulk of the attention. But as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Gulf Coast in the coming days, it’s the water that the storm will bring with it that has weather watchers worried.

The National Weather Service is calling for roughly 10 to 15 inches of rain to fall from late Thursday night through Saturday. The average rainfall for July in New Orleans, which is in the path of the storm, is just under six inches.

Source: NY Times, 07/12/2019

"The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s What the Experts Know."

"With measles and Ebola grabbing headlines, it is easy to forget the health panic of 2016, when Zika was linked to severe birth defects in thousands of Brazilian newborns whose mothers were infected while pregnant, striking fear across the country and much of the Americas. ... But Zika, it turns out, did not vanish."

Source: NY Times, 07/04/2019

"Moody’s Analytics Says Climate Change Could Cost $69 Trillion By 2100"

"The consulting firm Moody’s Analytics says climate change could inflict $69 trillion in damage on the global economy by the year 2100, assuming that warming hits the two-degree Celsius threshold widely seen as the limit to stem its most dire effects."

Source: Washington Post, 07/04/2019

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