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Why Australia's fires are linked to floods in Africa I VOX

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Australia’s recent fire season has been hellish with no end in sight. At least 17.9 million acres have burned, 28 people have died, and an estimated 1 billion animals have been lost. But while Australia burns, East Africa has been grappling with record-breaking rainfall leading to catastrophic floods. Both have a common cause — and it lies in the Indian Ocean.

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