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Spotlight on Queensland: Extreme rains becoming more common

Queensland, in Northeast Australia, has seen a troubling years. A decade-long drought was followed this past November by the start extreme rains that flooded an area the size of France and Germany combined. Extreme rainfall in Queensland may become more frequent under climate change. Photo: SunriseOn7 on Flickr The large lowlands and subtropical climate make it particularly prone to tropical cyclones and a new study shows climate change could make matters worse. Janice Lough, a climate scientist... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on February 9, 2011 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists, Spotlight

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