|A U.S. Coast Guardsman searches for survivors in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
An estimated 1,836 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless by the cyclone, the worst to ever hit the U.S., after it submerged New Orleans and other Gulf of Mexico communities in 2005.
Much of the devastation was caused by storm surges whipped up by fierce winds, which saw sea levels rise by between 24 and 28 feet along a 20-mile stretch of the Mississippi coast. | Mail Online
Study: Global Warming Doubles Risk of "Katrina-Magnitude" Events | Common Dreams
New research shows that global temperature increase of 1.8F results in 'two to seven-fold increase' in devastating storm surgesStudy: 'Katrina-Like' Hurricanes to Occur More Frequently Due to Warming - US News and World Report
A Danish scientist says we may have crossed a threshold where super storms are caused by climate changeWarming Has Doubled Risk of Katrina-like Storm Surges | Climate Central