If you were wondering about whether the intensity of Hurricane Harvey can be attributed to climate change, here is an opinion from a panel of experts. There is an indirect attribution based on attributable human influence on water vapor near the earth’s surface due to warming of the Gulf of Mexico sea surface temperature. However, a detectable human influence on hurricane rainfall rates has not yet been convincingly documented.

https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/wmo-expert-team-statement-hurricane-harvey

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