Residents and tourists in Mooloolaba, Australia a beachtown north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast has found parts of the beachfront to be buried in sea foam up to 3 meters (9 feet).
Sea foam is naturally caused by the interaction of wind and ocean, in this case just extremely more than normal. The sea foam is relatively harmless and is one of the results of a storm system previously known as Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Other parts of Queensland didn’t fair as well as Tropical Cyclone Oswald caused tornados and flooding. Some of the worse flooding trapped hundreds and in some parts qualified as some of the worse flooding seen in the last 70 years according to the BBC. So far one person has died and two people are still missing because of the storm.
Interesting that case after case of extreme record breaking weather does little to phase so many that climate change is currently taking place right before their eyes.
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