Australian floods and climate change

In the past few weeks, tens of thousands of Australians have had to evacuate their homes after devastating floods struck the eastern part of the country.

Scientists are united in the view that extreme flooding is becoming more prevalent in Australia, which can be attributed to warmer oceans that increase the amount of moisture moving from the sea to the atmosphere. Australia — along with the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia region ­– is in one of the most vulnerable regions [in the world to climate change]. A story in cartoon form.

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