Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Australian evidence of climate change

From a news report on redOrbit:
CSIRO, in a joint "State of the Climate" report with the Bureau of Meteorology, presented findings in a report that the country's mean temperature has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius in the past 50 years, though some areas have experienced as much as a 1.5 to 2 degree hike in temperatures...

According to the report, as it was quoted in a March 15, 2010 Reuters UK story, "There is greater than 90 percent certainty that increases in greenhouse gas emissions have caused most of the global warming since the mid-20th century...Based on data collected over the past 100 years, the CSIRO scientists claim that they expect the average temperatures in Australia to spike by another 0.6 to 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next two decades.
Another article claims this will be the result for cities like Brisbane and Sydney by 2050:

I still can't believe some people are climate change sceptics, but, unbelievably, I was cornered by one after my talk in Brisbane at Global Biosecurity! He was not a scientist I must add.  To believe 'climate change' is a figment of politicians' imagination is simply crazy-talk.  Whether political handling of climate change is right is another issue, but the evidence for climate change like this is really impossible to dismiss.

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