So Australia has been having a bad couple of months. They've been dealing with floods of Biblical proportions recently, brought on by the La Nina phenomenon, which some scientists think was climate changed enhanced:
A series of floods hit Australia, beginning in December 2010, primarily in the state ofQueensland including its capital city, Brisbane. The floods forced the evacuation of thousands of people from towns and cities. At least 70 towns and over 200,000 people were affected.Damage initially was estimated at around A$1 billion. The estimated reduction in Australia's GDP is about A$30 billion.
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