What the S.C. floods can tell us about climate change

The Charlotte Observer - In 2013, after some controversy, South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources released a report on risks the state could face due to climate change.

"As the world warms, more water evaporates from the ocean, as well as lakes and rivers," says Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist from Texas Tech University. "That means that, when a hurricane or a storm system comes along, there is on average more water vapor available for it to pick up and dump on us than there would have been 50 or 100 years ago."

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