Thursday, May 01, 2014

Climate change collateral damage: Florida jail explosion

I understand that you can't attribute any specific weather event to climate change. In addition, the cause of the jail explosion is still unknown. But let's just imagine this scenario: Climate change causes unprecedented rain. In Pensacola, five inches (12.7 cm) of rain fell in 45 minutes. The local jail is flooded, causing a natural gas leak and explosion, killing 2 (another 3 are missing) and injuring 155.

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