Another ‘One-in-500-Year’ Flood, and a Government Not Up to the Task

LISMORE, Australia — As the floodwaters rose higher and higher, submerging the stilts that once protected his home, Laurence Axtens grabbed a chair and placed it on top of a table.

Into this last-ditch perch he muscled his 91-year-old mother and then called for help. The police said that there was nothing they could do, but that someone from emergency services in their Australian state, New South Wales, would call back.

Three weeks later, Mr. Axtens is still waiting for that call.

As climate…

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