What does climate change mean for us?

Here’s a small sample on temperature increase from CSIRO research…

Up to 1°C increase

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  • 250-300 litres less milk produced each year for every cow in the Hunter Valley
  • 70% increase in droughts in NSW
  • Australian snow cover shrinks by 10-40%

1°C to 2°C increase

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  • Coral bleaching devastates 60-80% of the Great Barrier Reef each year
  • $12m pa to manage the southward spread of the Qld Fruit Fly
  • 40% loss of core habitat for Eucalyptus
  • Twice the current number of people are exposed to flooding

Source: CSIRO 

Jim Hansen 

Jim Hansen is a leading climate change scientist – here is a selection of video’s on different aspects of climate change.