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How climate change helped make Hurricane Ida one of Louisiana’s worst

10 mins | Sep 5, 2021
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Rising sea temperatures played a key factor. "The fast-growing, ferocious storm brought 150-mile-per-hour wind, torrential rain and seven feet of storm surge to the most vulnerable part of the US coast. Ida rivals the most powerful storm ever to strike the state." Sarah Kaplan charts the storm's rapid growth and devastating effect and joins the dots between it and the larger climate crisis at hand.
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