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‘Angry Summer’ made worse by climate change: Commission

March 4, 2013

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By  Sarah Clarke

The latest report from the Federal Government’s Climate Commission says the weather extremes experienced around the country this summer were made worse by climate change.

The report – The Angry Summer – says the extreme heat, floods and bushfires experienced around country were all aggravated by a shifting climate, and it warns the trend is likely to continue.


The report states that temperature records were set in every state and territory over summer.

It says much of Australia has been drier than usual since the middle of last year.

While Queensland and New South Wales have experienced heavy rainfall, Victoria and South Australia have recorded their driest summer in decades, and there have been devastating bushfires in at least three states.

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