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Climate change and rapid urbanization worsened impact of East African rains, scientists say

By CARLOS MUREITHI
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The impact of the calamitous rains that hit East Africa from March to May was intensified by a combination of human-caused climate change and the rapid growth of urban areas, an international team of scientists said. of climate in a study published Friday. The findings come from World Weather Attribution, a group of scientists analyzing whether and to what extent human-induced climate change has altered the likelihood and magnitude of extreme weather events. The downpours caused flooding that killed hundreds of people, displaced thousands more, killed thousands of livestock, and destroyed thousands of acres of crops.

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