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The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, found that the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030. This record heat is further evidence that our ability to reign in climate change is slipping away.
Last night, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for parts of the Texas coast, eastward to Grand Isle, Louisiana, and a storm surge watch is in effect all the way to the Alabama-Florida border, CNN reports. The path of this storm is, according to meteorologists, looking very similar to the track of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm on August 27, though it might not be as strong when it makes landfall. Hurricane Laura killed 15, and left hundreds of thousands without power, and destroyed more than 10,000 homes in southwest Louisiana. The region is still struggling to recover from that storm. Hurricane Delta will be the fourth storm to slam into Louisiana this year, something that has never happened. And 2020 very well could be the most active Atlantic hurricane season in history — which may be tied to the record heat this year. It has already brought twice the typical number of storms and is only three named storms away from becoming the most active hurricane season on record and there is a high possibility it could happen.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer Across the nation, 15 million residences are at high risk of flooding within the next 30 years, and most homeowners and renters aren’t aware of this risk. Only about half of states require any kind of disclosure when it comes to flood risk and those that do offer information […]
Hurricane Delta provided a knockout second punch to the Southwest Louisiana coastline, coming ashore within 20 miles of Hurricane Laura’s path, leaving more than 200,000 customers still without power late yesterday (at its peak the number was 700,000).
Why This Matters: Delta was the 25th named storm, the 10th to make landfall in the U.S. this year, and storm season is winding down but it is not over.
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