Queensland Floods Were And Were Not Result Of Climate Change
THE Queensland floods were probably not the result of climate change but a natural part of climate variability, the Climate Commission has concluded…
The report, by Climate Commissioner Will Steffen, says “the floods across eastern Australia in 2010 and early 2011 were the consequence of a very strong La Nina event and not the result of climate change”.
THE government-established Climate Commission has dismissed the sceptics and warned of dire consequences if adequate action to cut emissions is not taken in this ‘’critical’’ decade…
It also says this year’s Queensland and Victorian flooding ‘’raised the question of a possible link between the floods and human-induced climate change’’.
The (Climate Commission) report said a sea-level rise of 0.5m (1.6ft) would lead to surprisingly large impacts, with the risk of extreme events such as inundations in coastal areas around Australia’s largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne hugely increased. What were once-in-a-century floods could start to take place annually, it warned.
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