What Makes a Catastrophic Flood? And Is Climate Change Causing More of Them?
With floods submerging expanses of the Midwest and government scientists warning that this spring could bring a historic flood season in the United States, it’s natural to ask why it is happening. What causes catastrophic flooding? And what is the role of climate change? Will Californians now eschew the water-saving habits they were forced to adopt over eight years of drought? Here’s what the data show.