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Can public perceptions of Australian climate extremes be reconciled with the statistics of climate change?

Lewis (previously Bretherton), Sophie


In this study alternative understandings of extreme climate events are examined by focusing on the consecutive spring record-breaking temperatures observed in Australia in 2013 and 2014. Aspects of these extremes have previously been investigated scientifically. However, widely held popular perceptions, such as those epitomised by the public statements of recent Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, refute the outcomes of these scientific analyses. Instead, these posit that new temperature...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Weather and Climate Extremes
DOI: 10.1016/j.wace.2015.11.008
Access Rights: Open Access


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