Climate change worsening Indonesian floods, says official

Climate change has contributed to extreme weather conditions that triggered the worst flooding in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta in years, a deputy environment minister said on Wednesday.
The floods that have submerged huge areas in Jakarta and its surroundings since last week have killed 50 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
"It’s a natural phenomenon affected by climate change. It’s been made worse by negligent behaviour," Masnellyarty Hilman, a deputy environment minister in charge of drafting a national strategy to deal with climate change, told Reuters.
She said warmer seas had heated up monsoon winds that carry moisture from the ocean to the land, leading to extra heavy rain.