Environment

Flooding

Environment

Posted by: gnoelj

3rd Mar 2022 07:09pm

Do you think recent flooding events in Queensland and Northern New South Wales are the results of climate change?

Comments 8

gnoelj
  • 8th Apr 2022 07:18am

So a one in fifty became a one in eleven in Brisbane. There was discussion linking this back to property prices and densities in that the need to house people had removed bushland that works to absorb water

Dena31948125
  • 8th Apr 2022 07:09am

Climate change has a very big contribution to the recent flooding happening in Australia. But other factors might be contributing to this as during history flooding like this used to happen as well.

Dena31948125
  • 8th Apr 2022 03:05am

Climate change has a very big contribution to the recent flooding happening in Australia. But other factors might be contributing to this as during history flooding like this used to happen as well.

ab
  • 6th Apr 2022 09:50am

Short answer is ‘yes’

Long answer. Yes, it seems to be. At first, I thought well if these events are being described as 1 in 50 yr or 1 in 100 yr events, well, they’ve presumably happened before so how can it be climate change? But what has changed in those 50 yr or 100 yr spans? The world’s population has grown exponentially and medical treatments have meant we’re living longer. That has had a knock-on effect on gases that cause the greenhouse effect, ice caps melting, sea levels rising, storms etc etc. What were 100 yr events are becoming 10 yr events and will quickly become annual events.

Avocado Green
  • 5th Apr 2022 11:55pm

Feels more like the apocalypse! 😂 Floods, bushfires, global pandemic... I wonder what next year will bring...

Anonymous
  • 4th Apr 2022 09:10pm

Yes definitely!

Tamzin32263109
  • 4th Apr 2022 04:13pm

Yes, I think the government needs to start taking this issue seriously and label it as a crisis

jtmorri
  • 1st Apr 2022 01:59pm

Yes I do. I also think that Australia needs a national disaster plan to combat floods, cyclones, storms and bushfires moving forward. Natural disaster is predicted to worsen.

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