Around 18,000 people have been evacuated after NSW floods begin to worsen.

One of the worst floods in decades, the biggest concern now is Western Australia as the rain forces its way up the coast.

Experts say it is too complicated to identify the cause of such a horrific natural disaster this early in the situation.

“So, we know that something like 5-10% of the rain we are getting now in the current downpours is from global warming and the rest would have happened anyway,” Professor Steve Sherwood, of the Climate Change Research Centre of New South Wales university said.

 The life-threatening floods have come a year after Australia’s dangerous bushfires, the correlation of these two crises came after the extreme climate change.

The bushfires affected the environment in so many ways, not least by killing millions of animals and damaging their habitats.

Not only has it ruined nature and the homes of animals but it has also caused irreversible damage to the homes to the locals, with the inhalation of smoke causing health issues for many.

The cause of this is also from climate change, increasing the intensity of the heatwaves and leaves droughts dry which increases the chances of bushfires.

People have taken to Twitter to express their fear and disappointment in the lack of action on climate change.

 “The bushfire catastrophe means Australia’s capital Canberra- a city of only 420,000 – has the most polluted air of any major city on earth right now,” Twitter user Max Waldon tweeted.

The fires have destroyed over 5,900 buildings as well as 2,800 homes and more than 18 million hectares of Australian land has been burnt.

It has also affected the economy by costing Australia $5 billion in direct losses and the total damage and economic loss comes to $110 billion from the fire-based impact. 

Floods are set to rise river levels overnight and are set to continue.

By Ana Barisic