Climate change plays havoc with Pacific weather


Global warming has already increased the risk of major disruptions to Pacific rainfall, according to our research published in Nature Communications. The risk will continue to rise over coming decades, even if global warming during the 21st century is restricted to 2℃elcius.

Major disruptions occurred in 1997–98, when severe drought struck Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands, and in 2010–11, when rainfall caused widespread flooding in eastern Australia and Samoa and drought triggered a national emergency in Tuvalu.

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Source: Green Left Weekly