Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Asked if he was concerned that climate change was making floods more extreme, he was clear: “If anyone mentions that, I’ll punch ‘em.”. “The weather events seem to be getting more extreme.

The sense of a country playing extreme weather bingo has heightened as flood and drought collided this week, requiring the defence force to be called in to distribute fodder to cattle that had suddenly found their long-parched home under water.

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