Global warming and urbanization are expected to increase heat hazards in cities around the world, but higher temperatures may not always lead to higher health risks.
Originally published by Scimex Expert Reaction These comments have been collated by the Science Media Centre to provide a variety of expert perspectives on this issue. Feel free to use these quotes in your stories. Views expressed are the personal opinions of the experts named. They do not represent the views of the SMC or any other organisation unless specifically stated. Professor Paula Jarzabkowski is a Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Queensland “This third La Niña, if... View Article
“These projections are important for understanding how our quality of life will be affected by climate change”.
The Bureau of Meteorology has declared a La Niña alert overnight, suggesting a 70% chance of a third consecutive La Niña year forming. With reservoirs already full, Aussie experts weigh in on the prospect of another wet year ahead.
Originally published by Scimex. Sydney has experienced another flooding event over the weekend with more wild weather expected today. There are multiple evacuation warnings and orders in place affecting around 30,000 people. The Bureau of Meteorology says that localised heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding remains possible until later this evening over the Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Sydney Metropolitan, and parts of Hunter (including Central Coast) districts. Below Australian experts comment. Organisation/s: Australian Science Media Centre Funder: N/A Expert Reaction These comments have... View Article
The more extreme La Niña and El Niño events that are predicted in the future could themselves make our world hotter with Australian scientists showing that they would reduce the ability of the Southern Ocean to take up heat, meaning more heat is retained in the atmosphere.
Four out of seven forecasting models are predicting La Niña will return in late spring.
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