Professor David Karoly, a world-renowned climate change expert from The University of Melbourne, is on ABC News 24 at the moment. He is describing the effect of the very strong La Nina on Queensland, combined with the record high sea surface temperatures. According to Prof Karoly, conditions now are similar to the conditions in 1974, except the oceans are warmer because of global warming. That is why the floods of 2010-2011 are worse than the floods of 1974.
This is only the second time I've seen this strong message on television, explaining the unprecedented flooding in Queensland. The first time was David Karoly as well. Given his experience - he is very brave and I have the utmost admiration for him speaking out so clearly with such strong messaging.
Let us hope that more and more people get the message.