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Australia: La Nina blamed for weather upset, but climate link unclear – YAHOO!

Agence France-Presse: Experts pin the floods that have ravaged northeastern Australia on a weather phenomenon known as La Nina but are cautious whether the peril could be amplified by climate change. La Nina, or "girl child," is the counterpart of El Nino, or "boy child," together comprising a pendular swing of extreme weather that affects the Pacific Rim but can be disruptive as far as the coast of southern Africa. El Nino occurs when the trade winds that circulate surface water in the tropical Pacific start to...