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Houston’s climate change forecast predicts longer summers, stronger hurricanes in city's future

Houston Chronicle

September 14, 2020

Houston Chronicle - The Houston region will experience longer and hotter summers, heavier bouts of rain and stronger hurricanes through the end of the century due to climate change, according to a climate assessment report published Monday.

Using data from 11 weather stations across the Greater Houston area, Texas Tech Climate Center scientists Anne Stoner and Katharine Hayhoe found that Houston has already experienced significant increases in temperature since 1950 due to climate change. Over the rest of the century, the region will see even longer summers, more days of 100-degree heat, hotter nights and more intense rainstorms.

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