Floods could have catastrophic impact on Australia’s east coast

Guardian: A repeat of the worst floods charted over the past 150 years, potentially exacerbated by climate change, would have a “catastrophic impact” on coastal communities on the eastern seaboard of Australia, a new study has warned. Bureau of Meteorology research of a 1,500km stretch of Australia’s east coast, reaching from Brisbane south to Eden, found that more than 600 people died from floods between 1860 and 2012. In total, 253 major floods occurred in this time, caused by tropical cyclones and locally......

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