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Coastal Desk

Life Raft: How Much Can We Blame The 2020 Hurricane Season On Climate Change?

Laura Sanders

The 2020 Hurricane Season was intense. It set all kinds of records: most named storms in a season,and most to rapidly intensify, among others. Five storms hit the Louisiana coast.

How much of this can we chalk up to climate change, and how much has to do with normal weather patterns? What’s the link between hurricanes and climate change?

This week on Life Raft we revisit interviews with people who survived Hurricane Laura this summer, take a roadtrip across Louisiana, and learn the latest science about climate change and hurricanes.

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