Sunday, March 14, 2010

Climate change increasing temperatures in Australia

The scientists have measured that because of the increased climate change impact the temperatures in Australia had risen about 0.7 degrees Celsius (0.44 Fahrenheit) in the last 50 years. The temperature increase is happening in every part of Australia, and this is a clear evidence of ever-growing climate change impact.

Since the temperatures are overall increasing in Australia this has lead to more frequent wildfires and drought periods, and there are also fewer cold days than compared to the past years.

When it comes to sea level rise then latest reports suggest that sea levels were rising seven to ten millimeters (0.3 to 0.4 inches) a year around Australia's north and west.

Australia is one of the biggest emitter of harmful CO2 emissions, in fact Australia is the world's top per capita carbon polluter, mostly because of the fact that coal is the dominant energy source in Australia.

Australian government hasn't been able to make the necessary steps to tackle the increasing climate change impact because of the very powerful opposition, and it remains to be seen whether the election year will somewhat change the politic perspective of climate change problem.

Australia is one of the few developed countries in the world that failed to address the climate change issue even at basic level. Since Australia looks likely to be one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change this ignorance will have to change very fast.

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