Scientists prove Victoria’s drought is climate change

A three-year study carried out by the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO has found that Victoria’s 13 year drought is actually a permanent climate shift linked to increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Strengthening high pressure systems are pushing rain bands further south, over the ocean rather than land, due to the warming of the planet.

To view the research visit the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative website, and see coverage of the study in The Age.