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At any one time, Earth’s atmosphere holds only about a week’s worth of rain. But rainfall and floods have devastated Australia’s eastern regions for weeks and more heavy rain is forecast. So where’s all this water coming from?
‘One of the most extreme disasters in colonial Australian history’: climate scientists on the floods and our future risk: The Conversation
While the role of climate change is hard to pin down in Australia’s biggest floods, we know flooding often strikes our east coast. Building greater resilience to severe flooding would help lessen their impact.
Like rivers in the sky: the weather system bringing floods to Queensland will become more likely under climate change
Every little bit we do to limit carbon emissions might mean one less flood and one less person who has to rebuild.
Rapid decarbonisation is needed to reduce further warming of the planet. It’s not too late to avoid the most dangerous climate change impacts.
You may think Australians are good at surviving the heat. But the climate you were born in doesn’t exist any more. Sadly, our farms, wildlife, and suburbs will struggle to cope with the extreme heat projected for coming decades.
La Niña just raised sea levels in the western Pacific by up to 20cm. This height will be normal by 2050
To give low-lying island nations a fighting chance at surviving the coming floods, all nations (including Australia) must drastically and urgently cut emissions.