Saving the summer of 2030

January 9, 2013

Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution.
A few minutes later, an image arrived which was really - it's still quite upsetting to see the image - it's all of our five children underneath the jetty huddled up to neck-deep sea water which is cold, we've swam the day before and it was cold. Bonnie Walker, of Dunalley, Tasmania, describes how her children and parents spent three hours in the water to survive the bushfire that destroyed their home. Heatwaves, fires, floods, and southern Australian droughts are all expected to become more frequent and more intense in the coming decades. Snow and frost are very likely to become rarer or less intense events. Locally and regionally, the greatest impacts will be felt through changes in water availability and sea level, and extreme weather events. (CSIRO, 2011)[1] [caption id="attachment_14467" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Photo: Bureau or Meteorology"][/caption]
Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution.
A few minutes later, an image arrived which was really - it's still quite upsetting to see the image - it's all of our five children underneath the jetty huddled up to neck-deep sea water which is cold, we've swam the day before and it was cold. Bonnie Walker, of Dunalley, Tasmania, describes how her children and parents spent three hours in the water to survive the bushfire that destroyed their home. Heatwaves, fires, floods, and southern Australian droughts are all expected to become more frequent and more intense in the coming decades. Snow and frost are very likely to become rarer or less intense events. Locally and regionally, the greatest impacts will be felt through changes in water availability and sea level, and extreme weather events. (CSIRO, 2011)[1]

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