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Science Confirms Hurricane Harvey Was Indeed ‘Biblical’

The odds of a storm that bad have increased sixfold since the end of the 20th century. And that’s just the beginning.
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When Hurricane Harvey dropped 60 inches of rain on Houston in August, some described the storm as “biblical.” One of America’s leading hurricane scientists has now sharpened that assessment. 

“By the standards of the average climate during 1981-2000,” MIT’s Kerry Emanuel writes in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Harvey’s rainfall in Houston was ‘biblical’ in the sense that it likely occurred around once since the Old Testament was written.”