Extreme weather linked to climate change has increased the frequency and severity of flooding, amplifying the risk of toxic spills at chemical sites.
Nadja Popovich"As flood danger grows — the consequence of a warming climate — the risk is that there will be more toxic spills like the one that struck Baytown, Tex., where Hurricane Harvey swamped a chemicals plant, releasing lye." Newest with @HirokoTabuchi
Researchers reported Thursday that 2017 average global temperatures are just below the record set in 2016. The result was surprising because there was no El Niño, the weather pattern usually linked to record-setting heat.