Louisiana floods: Is this what climate change looks like?

A flood like the one that ravaged Louisiana over the past few days has a 0.2 percent chance of occurring any given year and should only occur once every 500 to 1,000 years, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

But there have been eight such storms in the United States alone since May 2015.

Since Friday, when the flooding in Louisiana began, an estimated 40,000 homes were damaged and 30,000 people were rescued from the historic levels of flooding after the state saw two feet of rain in less than two days. READ MORE.

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