Hurricane Harvey

June 7, 2018

CSB releases final report on 2017 Arkema TX plant fire . . .

On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report regarding the Arkema Houston facility’s flooding, subsequent power loss, organic peroxide self-accelerating decomposition event and  fire, during Hurricane Harvey in August, 2017.  Note to Climate Change Adaptation professionals – this CSB final report articulates “adaptation” concepts for chemical […]
September 6, 2017

Improvements in Attribution Science may Inform Retrospective Analysis of Harvey

Oxford scientists are proceeding with a retrospective analysis of human influence on the severity of the extreme weather event in Texas and Louisiana. The last annual report issued as the Bulletin of Atmospheric and Meteorologic Society indicated that attribution science had improved – being able to attribute portions of, or intensity increases to, heat waves, wildfire and […]