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11/6/2014
CLIMATE CHANGE IS LIKELY to almost triple the frequency of bushfires, floods and drought in Australia from one event every 17 years to one every 6 years, according to a paper published today in Nature.The Indian Ocean Dipole is an ...   
31/3/2014
Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn.Scientific authors and government representatives from around the world ...   
17/1/2014
Record-high heat has scorched Australia this week, with temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for several days in a row in some areas. Relief is expected for this weekend, however. Blazing temperatures have ...   
16/1/2014
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Southern Australia is heading for the fourth day of an intense heatwave that's brought record-breaking temperatures. The scorching heat has put a strain on electricity supplies and stretched ambulance ...   
3/1/2014
The numbers are in and Australia just finished it's hottest year since recordkeeping began in 1910. Not only was 2013 the hottest year on record, but it featured other notable milestones, from adding a new color to the temperature map to a wild ...   
9/12/2013
In October, huge bushfires devastated communities, property and livelihoods in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Tragically, two lives were lost. As the Climate Council's first major report makes clear, our changing climate is increasing the ...   
24/10/2013
Tony Abbott's insistence that any link between climate change and bushfires is "complete hogwash' is contradicted by information published on the Department of Environment's own website, it has emerged. In an interview with News ...   
24/10/2013
Climate change is increasing the probability of extreme bushfire conditions, a report by the nation's leading climate change advisory body has found. The landmark study by the Climate Council - the independent organisation established ...   
24/10/2013
There is a "clear link' between climate change and bushfires, with the current New South Wales fires influenced by a rising frequency of hot, dry days, according to the climate body that had its funding withdrawn by the Coalition ...   
23/10/2013
Bushfires that started earlier this week in Australia continue to burn around Sydney. The blazes have charred more than 143,000 acres as of Wednesday. Early signs suggest that these fires are in line with what to expect in a warming world, though ...   
22/10/2013
As people in fire prone areas across New South Wales review their survival plans or flee for their lives, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he is convinced there is no link between bushfires and climate change. "Fire is a ...   
20/10/2013
With New South Wales facing its worst bushfires in nearly half a century, experts say more needs to be done to protect communities at risk. Christine Milne has told RN Breakfast that that means taking action on climate change, a response that ...   
3/10/2013
Winter may just be ending in Australia, but temperatures are already summerlike. September was one for the record books, with hot temperatures that baked the country from the outback to the coasts and made this the hottest September in the ...   
3/4/2013
Australia has been warned: it's time to adapt to a changed climate. The extreme weather that has rocked the country over the last couple of years is a result of human-induced climate change, and will only get worse without immediate drastic ...   
7/3/2013
The hottest summer on record. The hottest January on record. The hottest day on record for Australia as a whole. Bushfires in every state and territory. Daily rainfall records and major flooding. Over a period of 90 days, these were some of the ...   
14/1/2013
In South Australia for a summer break, I saw an advertised opportunity for a game of golf at the famous Royal Adelaide Golf Club. So I put my name down to play on Monday, January 7. In hindsight, it was probably not a smart move; the ...   
9/1/2013
Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution. "A few minutes later, an image arrived which was ...   
9/1/2013
Australia was bracing on Monday for days of "catastrophic" fire and heatwave conditions, with fires already burning in five states and as a search continued for people missing after devastating wildfires in the island state of ...   
8/1/2013
The tiny community of Drik Drik in the state`s south west has had a momentary reprieve from fires that threatened it on Monday night, Country Fire Authority deputy incident controller Andy Cusack said. Mr Cusack said the fire had burnt ...   
8/11/2012
BUSHFIRE risks have been rising steadily for nearly 40 years, according to comprehensive new data that shows for the first time that big firestorms near Australian cities are becoming more likely. As NSW prepares for an uncertain fire ...   
5/6/2011
Here in the City of Roses, the annual Rose Festival celebration will have to proceed without the roses. For the second consecutive year, there has been record rainfall on the Portland parade. The weather finally turned, but locals are wondering ...   
28/1/2011
IN THE MIDST of this month's ruinous and deadly floods in Queensland and other states too, I posed the question: If weather-related disasters are the new normal, how do we pay for rescue, recovery and rebuilding? The question flows from ...   
13/8/2010
You don't have to be Lord Stern to see how the costs of climate change are already compounding and spiralling, out of control. Some costs are relatively benign - such as the devaluation of waterfront properties in Byron Bay as sea levels ...   
28/1/2010
Climate change could more than triple the risk of catastrophic wildfires in parts of Australia, a top environmental group warned Thursday, almost a year since savage firestorms that killed 173 people.Greenpeace warned that, without a new ...   
27/1/2010
Australia faces a possible 300 percent increase in extreme bushfires by 2050 unless world leaders can agree to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, a new report said on Thursday. The report, commissioned by Australia's firefighters ...   

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