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

After the passage of Hurricane Harvey, Houston has recorded the biggest rainfall on record in US history, tens of thousands evacuated, and what could be up to 75 billion dollars in damages. 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?

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Produced by Daniel BARNEY, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

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