Our scientific analysis found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15 percent more intense.
Torrential rains drenched south Louisiana in mid August, with parts of the state receiving nearly 30 inches of rain between 10–17. The extreme nature of this event left many asking whether climate change may have played a role.
Torrential rainfall ravaged parts of central and northeastern France and southern Germany, forcing the evacuation of thousands — some in kayaks and canoes.
A fierce Atlantic storm, Desmond, struck parts of northern England, southern Scotland and Ireland the first weekend in December 2015, with a new national record for rainfall accumulation in a 24-hour period.
A relentless downpour pounded Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai on December 1, 2015, flooding and submerging one of India’s largest cities. The heaviest one-day rainfall in the region – as much as 494 mm (19.45 inches) – in more than a century left more than three million people without basic services.