Did climate change have a hand in Cyclone Idai?

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said the recent cyclone that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe was a cause for concern in regards to climate change.

Cyclone Idai left about 1.85 million people affected in Mozambique. Hundreds of thousands of citizens were displaced due to the destruction of homes and villages. The storm claimed about 686 lives across the three countries.

Scientists said climate change could not bear the brunt of isolated weather occurrences. Instead they attributed excessive rainfall and storms among other worsening weather conditions to global warming.

 

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