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Australia: Climate change likely to triple risk of extreme weather events

June 12, 2014 - 6:00am


Climate change could increase the frequency of devastating weather events in Australia, a paper published in the Nature journal said.

The frequency is likely to almost triple from one event every 17 years to one every six years, ABC.net.au reported. The paper said that the positive phase of an atmospheric phenomenon called the Indian Ocean Dipole often causes floods in the western Indian Ocean and droughts in the eastern Indian Ocean.

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