Gergis, Joelle: Northern NSW is no stranger to floods, but this one was different

Joelle Gergis

Northern NSW is no stranger to floods, but this one was different‘, The Conversation, 7 April 2017

Looks at the factors behind the most recent flood and compares them with some historical examples, notably 1954 and 1974. We cannot rule out climate change as a contributing factor.

Rebecca Jones’ chapter in The Honest History Book is called ‘Fire, droughts and flooding rains: Environmental influences on Australian history’. She shows how natural events like floods are not just backdrops to our history but players in it, shaping us as we shape them.

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