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Australia's scientists say the country's climate has changed

Australia's scientists say the country's climate has changed

Updated 3 April 2013, 17:53 AEDT

Australia's top climate scientists and science bodies have for the first time endorsed a report that says Australia's climate has changed.

The Australian Climate Commission is warning that Australia must prepare for more extreme weather events like the deadly floods, heat-waves and fires .

In its latest report, The Critical Decade, Extreme Weather, the Commission finds that the basic features of Australia's climate system have now shifted.

One of the Commissioners responsible for the report is an ecologist at Macquarie University, Professor Lesley Hughes.

She told Eleanor Hall from the ABC's The World Today, the report should highlight the urgency of Australians acting to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

Presenter: Eleanor Hall

Speaker: Professor Lesley Hughes is one of Australia's Climate Commissioners

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