By John Conroy
According to the news service, the study published in Nature Geoscience found that increased greenhouse gases coupled with ozone depletion have shifted "climate belts" south, "causing southern parts of Australia to miss out on winter rainfall".
A US study has made a rare connection between human-driven climate change and rainfall levels, finding that autumn and winter rainfall in southwest Australia is set to drop by up to 40 per cent by the end of the century, Fairfax Media reports.
The study is one of the "very few instances where regional rainfall changes have been linked to climate changes", said Melbourne University's Prof Davik Karoly, according to Fairfax.
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