We are being told by some that the floods devastating NSW and Queensland are a “once-in-a-hundred year event”. They're not. They are a reminder of the dangers of extreme weather events brought on by climate change, writes Pip Hinman.
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NASA dropped a bombshell of a climate report on March 11. February 2016 has soared past all rivals as the warmest seasonally adjusted month in more than a century of global recordkeeping. NASA's analysis showed that February ran 1.35°C above the 1951-1980 global average for the month, as can be seen in the graph of monthly anomalies going back to 1880.