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Australia’s floods are going to get more extreme because of climate change, this expert says

New South Wales in Australia has recently been subjected to extreme flooding. Image: REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Joelle Gergis

Senior Lecturer in Climate Science, Australian National University

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A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture which can lead to more extreme rainfall events. Image: Climate Council
The ocean and atmospheric conditions associated with La Niña conditions. Image: Bureau of Meteorology
NSW rainfall totals for the week ending March 22, 2021 Image: Bureau of Meteorology
Sea surface temperature anomalies along the NSW coast Image: Bureau of Meteorology
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