More Ed Blakely: "I warned people this could happen" - suggests perm evac of some of Queensland Aus.

He warned it was also time to examine the need for Queenslanders to "retreat from the coast" to escape rising sea levels. "It will take 60-75 years, so we have got to start now," he said. "It's very important for us to see not just this incident but the long-term trend and learn from it and plan for it." Advertisement: Story continues below Professor Blakely said he had warned a conference of a flood like the current one: "I warned people in Brisbane before hurricane Katrina that this could happen. I had all the CSIRO data that showed a flood that looked very much like the flood that happened. They scoffed." Professor Blakely, nick-named "the master of disaster", is professor of urban policy at Sydney University. Queensland authorities have for some time been examining the state's future under climate change, with the CSIRO predicting an increased intensity of extreme rain...

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