After the passage of Hurricane Harvey, Houston has suffered the biggest rainfall on record in US history. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and there could be up to 75 billion dollars in damages. Is it a freak storm, or does global warming mean we should be braced for extreme weather to become the new normal? What's the plan when it comes to prevention? What's the role of government in the face of a planet that could be changing fast?
Produced by Daniel BARNEY, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.
Vice President of Harris Media
Managing Director, Re-Define think tank
Director, Copenhagen Consensus Center
Instructor of Global Communications, American University of Paris
France 24 correspondent