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Rapid rain bursts in Sydney intensify by 40%: Climate Scientists – Media release

November 11, 2022 10:37 am Published by Comments Off on Rapid rain bursts in Sydney intensify by 40%: Climate Scientists – Media release

Ground-breaking new study finds phenomenon cannot be explained by typical climate variability Newsrooms: clean interview footage is available for broadcast use here: https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/WTE42a6dahcAJGp  Lead author Dr Hooman Ayat – Photos and videos are available at https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/WTE42a6dahcAJGp  A groundbreaking new study (10.1126/science.abn8657) has found rapid rain bursts have intensified over Sydney by 40% in the last 2 decades. The findings have major implications for the city’s preparedness for flash flooding and associated impacts in the future. “Sydney has seen rapid rain... View Article

EXPERT REACTION: Widespread flooding across the eastern states

October 14, 2022 1:45 pm Published by Comments Off on EXPERT REACTION: Widespread flooding across the eastern states

Originally published by AusSMC/SciMex. Australia’s eastern states are experiencing heavy rains and widespread flooding. Below, Australian experts offer commentary on the continuing issues and potential after-effects of the rising waters. Organisation/s: Australian Science Media Centre Funder: N/A 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... View Article

EXPERT REACTION: Triple-dip La Niña confirmed as BoM makes declaration

September 14, 2022 8:15 am Published by Comments Off on EXPERT REACTION: Triple-dip La Niña confirmed as BoM makes declaration

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

EXPERT REACTION: Flooding hits Sydney and NSW

July 4, 2022 9:20 am Published by Comments Off on EXPERT REACTION: Flooding hits Sydney and NSW

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

Future extreme Niña and El Niño events could also make our world even hotter: MEDIA RELEASE

June 28, 2022 9:54 am Published by Comments Off on Future extreme Niña and El Niño events could also make our world even hotter: MEDIA RELEASE

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.