April 8, 2009
This is a transcript from The World Today. The program is broadcast around Australia at 12:10pm on ABC Local Radio.
Geosciences Professor, Katherine Hayhoe, from Texas Tech University.
KATHERINE HAYHOE: I don't think anyone expected the type of event that you experienced. As the Bureau of Meteorology said, it is impossible to attribute any one event to climate change but the conditions that were experienced during that time were certainly consistent with what we expect to see from climate change over the coming decades.
Namely shifting rainfall patterns, extended drought and massive heat waves.