Climate Change Responsible for Extreme Weather in Australia: Report
A report on extreme weather of Australia has attributed this problem to the climate change. Recently, the Australian weather witnessed scorching heat.
This heat of summer affected eastern and southeastern coasts of the country. Such weather has been followed by heavy rains and flooding in the more densely populated states of New South Wales and Queensland.
This instance left at least six people dead and approximately $2.43 billion was damaged along the eastern seaboard. At least 123 weather records were broken recently in a short span of 90 days.
Shocking figures have unveiled that in 102 years since Australia began collecting national records, there have been 21 days when the country showed temperature of more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius), and eight of them were in 2013.
In comparison to the rest of the world, the country has seen more naturally occurring cycles of drought and flooding rains.
Earlier, scientists did not associate the extreme weather with climate change. Scientists, who have titled the report as "Angry Summer", said fresh extreme weather events point out an acceleration that will not stop unless an action is taken for the same. According to them, need of the hour is to take a strong action against climate change to protect the environment.