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Climate Report Shows Australia Getting Warmer

Australia’s top scientists have released a “State of the Climate” report at a time of growing skepticism over climate change as a result of revelations of errors in some global scientific reports. The scientists said their monitoring and research of the world’s driest inhabited continent for 100 years “clearly demonstrate that climate change is real.”

Australia’s “Top End” Too Dry To Become Food Bowl

The dream of turning Australia’s tropical north into a major food bowl to replace drought-stricken southern farmlands and feed a future Asia has been shattered by a new report released Feb. 8. Despite a billion litres of annual rain, the equivalent of 2,000 Sydney Harbours, northern Australia has limited water, with 65 per cent of

Australia Bush Fires Could Worsen

Australia faces a possible 300 per cent increase in extreme bushfires by 2050 unless world leaders can agree to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, a new report said Jan. 28. The report, commissioned by Australia’s firefighters and environmental group Greenpeace, said the failure of UN climate talks in Copenhagen to agree on a treaty to

La Nina could ease Australian drought

Australia’s drought-hit farmlands may see vital summer rains from a La Nina system that could develop next year, bringing relief after a year of sweltering temperatures above the global average, scientists said on Wednesday. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said farms in the wheat belt of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales states had a