Christopher Joyce Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Waves crash onto the beach near Brighton Pier in England, in January 2007. Gale force winds and heavy rain brought disruption to large parts of the country. Severe weather events like this one may be linked to more frequent fluctuations in the polar jet stream, according to a new study. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Harvey put vast swaths of Texas under water. Elsewhere, fires, tornadoes and extreme weather caused hundreds of billions in damages. Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Report Shows Weather Disasters In 2017 Cost More Than $300 Billion

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Here's what archaeologists think the Upward Sun River camp in what is now central Alaska looked like 11,500 years ago. Eric S. Carlson and Ben A. Potter/Nature hide caption

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Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

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After Harvey, Texans Are Preparing For Future With Raised Homes, Private Flood Gates

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Why Some Cities Are Better Than Others At Avoiding Gridlock

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Melt ponds dot a stretch of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, north of Greenland. This year was the Arctic's second-warmest in at least 1,500 years, after 2016. Nathan Kurtz/NASA hide caption

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Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

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Satellite imagery of the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 8, as three hurricanes (Katia, Irma, and Jose) are on the move. NASA/J. Stevens/J. Allen hide caption

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This Year's Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future?

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The suns sets as an iceberg floats in the Nuup Kangerlua Fjord near Nuuk in southwestern Greenland, where glaciers have been melting. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts — Not Just How Fast

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A family evacuated their apartment complex in west Houston, where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30th. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

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Climate conference attendees in Bonn, Germany, see a representation of Earth's climate trends. Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images hide caption

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As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough

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Hurricane Harvey dropped record rainfall on Houston neighborhoods like this one, near Addicks Reservoir. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

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Hurricane Harvey delivered record rainfall to East Texas. Many scientists believe that climate change helped to make the storm wetter. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

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What Would Aliens Make Of NASA's Voyager?

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Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

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