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The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control

Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.
By James Temple

r decades, scientists have warned that climate change would make extreme events like droughts, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires more frequent, more devastating, or both. In 2017, we got an up-close look at the raw ferocity of such an altered world as high-category hurricanes battered the East and Gulf coasts, and wind-whipped fires scorched the West (see “Did Climate Change Fuel California’s Devastating Fires? Probably”).

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