Hurricane Ida was almost certainly made worse by climate change

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Environment 31 August 2021

By Adam Vaughan

Man passes by a section of roof that was blown off of a building by Hurricane Ida, in New Orleans

A man passes by a section of roof that was blown off of a building in New Orleans by Hurricane Ida

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Hurricane Ida, which reached wind speeds of 240 kilometres per hour, killed at least one person and left more than a million people without power, was almost certainly made worse because of climate change, say scientists.

The category 4 storm intensified rapidly over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina – a category 3 …

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