How Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Like Ida Even Worse : Consider This from NPR Hurricane Ida's winds intensified rapidly as the storm approached coastal Louisiana over the weekend — making landfall at its most powerful. NPR's Rebecca Hersher explains how Ida was supercharged by climate change.

Now the hurricane's remnants are moving north and east, where millions are bracing for flooding and tornado threats. Janey Camp with Vanderbilt University tells NPR why climate change means flooding will become more common in areas where people haven't been accustomed to it in the past.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

How Climate Change Is Making Storms Like Ida Even Worse

How Climate Change Is Making Storms Like Ida Even Worse

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Hurricane Ida's winds intensified rapidly as the storm approached coastal Louisiana over the weekend — making landfall at its most powerful. NPR's Rebecca Hersher explains how Ida was supercharged by climate change.

Now the hurricane's remnants are moving north and east, where millions are bracing for flooding and tornado threats. Janey Camp with Vanderbilt University tells NPR why climate change means flooding will become more common in areas where people haven't been accustomed to it in the past.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Residents walk down a flooded residential street in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Norco, Louisiana. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents walk down a flooded residential street in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Norco, Louisiana.

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This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Mano Sundaresan. It was edited by Rebecca Hersher, Neela Banerjee, Amy Jackson, Brianna Scott, and Fatma Tanis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.