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NSW drought

THE entire state of NSW is now impacted by drought as extreme measures including water restrictions are tightened in a bid to combat the crisis. According to the Department of Primary Industries, 61 per cent of NSW is either in drought or intense drought, while nearly 39 per cent is …

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Climate Change

EVEN if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably tip into a hellish ‘hothouse’ state, top scientists warned Monday. Under such a scenario, Earth’s average temperature would stabilise 4 or 5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, rather …

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Climate change

WHILE large swathes of Australia endure the worst drought on record — prompting bankruptcy, desperation and suicide — our agriculture minister has refused to acknowledge climate change has any part in it. For good measure, David Littleproud added he doesn’t “give a rats” whether climate change is man-made and said …

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NSW drought the worst in 400 years

FARMERS are telling us it’s the worst drought they’ve experienced in their lifetime — and that’s just the start of it. Scientific analysis of Australia’s drought extremes has shown the current crisis is likely to be the worst in 400 years. Researchers recently reconstructed 800 years of seasonal rainfall patterns …

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Climate change

HAPPY Earth Overshoot Day! Just kidding. This is not actually a good thing. It means that for the rest of the year, we will be basically living on resources “borrowed” from our future. But what does this actually mean, and what are the potential consequences? WHAT IS EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY? …

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Australia weather

SCIENTISTS have been “severely underestimating” our short thunderstorms which are actually set to get worse. The latest rainfall research on Australia reveals how heavy and quick rain storms are intensifying more rapidly than expected. This means more flash floods, severe water surges in urban areas and bigger dry and wet …

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NSW drought crisis

AUSTRALIANS have long had a reputation for being resilient. Our country has survived severe weather extremes and devastating droughts, the worst of which we are in now. So having pulled through centuries of “big dry” challenges, Aussies are asking how and why the nation finds itself in the worst spell …

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