Tag: Australia

Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report


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Monday 24 July 2017 Australian Associated Press Modelling suggests Australia would face more frequent drought-inducing weather events beyond any climate stabilisation Extreme El Niño events that can cause crippling drought in Australia are likely to be far more frequent even if the world pulls off mission improbable and […]

Australia’s deadly relationship with heat


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By Phil Mercer BBC, Sydney January 31, 2017 As a homesick teenager in Britain in the early 1900s, the writer Dorothea Mackellar yearned for the “pitiless blue sky” of Australia. “I love a sunburnt country,” she declared in her timeless poem My Country, and more than a century […]

Weather bureau warns El Nino on track to hit record levels by Christmas


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By Anna Vidot Updated 18 Oct 2015, 9:06pm The Bureau of Meteorology has warned the current El Nino event now looks set to reach record levels and continue well into next year. Appearing at a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra, bureau director Dr Rob Vertessy said that while […]

El Nino brings dry grip to south eastern Australia and farmers feel the pinch


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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 23/10/2015 Reporter: Tracy Bowden Much of southern Australia is bracing for the hottest October on record and one of the biggest El Nino weather patterns on record, and farmers are already feeling the impact. See Video Here Transcript SABRA LANE, PRESENTER: Thunderstorms and heavy […]

Odds Keep Rising for a Big El Niño in 2015


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El Niño has arrived, it’s getting stronger, and it’s not about to go away soon. And already there are rumblings that this could be a big one. El Niño in Australia means warmer temperatures, and sometimes, but not always, drier conditions. In 2014, some climatologists thought a big […]