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Latest update : 2017-08-30

After Harvey: Are record-breaking storms the new normal?

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.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Chasen CAMPBELL

Vice President of Harris Media

Sony KAPOOR

Managing Director, Re-Define think tank

Bjorn LOMBORG

Director, Copenhagen Consensus Center

George KAZOLIAS

Instructor of Global Communications, American University of Paris

Philip CROWTHER

France 24 correspondent

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2018-01-22 Jerusalem

The rift over Jerusalem

Mike Pence arrived in Jerusalem for a two-day visit, immediately endorsing Donald Trump's recognition of the Holy City as the capital of Israel. As the Palestinian Authority sees...

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2018-01-18 Americas

A whole new world: Trump anniversary special

He promised to put America first. On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, FRANCE 24 takes you to Washington and around the world to gauge US might and influence,...

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland have taken to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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