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People who predict floods can’t assume the climate isn’t changing anymore

28 Jul 2016, ThinkProgress

For decades, experts relied on historical data to gauge the danger of future floods, assuming a stationary climate. But 'stationary' no longer exists. Cultural factors, including resistance to climate change science, can be a harmful dynamic, further putting vulnerable people in peril. Experts must rethink their assessments, but even non-believers can take prudent steps.



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