'Angry' Australian summer weather smashes records

'Angry' Australian summer weather smashes recordsAustralia endured a summer of record-breaking extremes, scientists said on Wednesday, with climate change tipped to increase the frequency and severity of such phenomena. Intense heatwaves, bushfires and flooding plagued the December-February summer season with more than 200 records broken over 90 days, the independent Climate Council said in a report. “Climate change — driven largely by the burning of coal, oil and gas — is cranking up the intensity of extreme weather events,” the “Angry Summer” report said.

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